Budi Darma

Writer


He was born in Rembang (Apr 25, 1937), and died in Surabaya (Aug 21, 2021)
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Often described as one of Indonesia’s most influential writers.

Budi Darma is the fourth of six children, all male. During his childhood and teens, Budi and his family lived in a number of different cities in Java, including Yogyakarta, Bandung and Semarang, due to the nature of his father’s position in the postal service. His schooling reflected his family’s nomadic existence. Budi’s attended elementary school in Kudus, junior high in Salatiga, and high school in Semarang, graduating from there in 1957. He then studied at the English Literature Department, Faculy of Letters, University of Gadjah Mada. After graduating in 1963, Budi moved to Iowa for the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. In 1970, he received a scholarship from the East-West Center to study humanities at the University of Hawaii, before graduating with an MA from Indiana University Bloomington in 1976.[4] Four years later, in 1980, he earned his Ph.D for his dissertation on “Character and Moral Judgment in Jane Austen’s Novels”, from the same university. His return to Indonesia was followed by a succession of notable appointments: between the years 1984-1987 he was appointed Dean of the English Department of the State University of Surabaya (formerly IKIP Surabaya), became a member of the Arts Council, and Rector of the Surabaya Teachers’ Training College. Budi Darma continued lecturing at the English Department of the State University of Surabaya until his retirement, at the age of 70, in 2007.1


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Book(s)


People from Bloomington
Collection of Short Stories
192 page(s), Penguin Classics
Olenka
Novel
444 page(s), Noura Books
Rafilus
Novel
388 page(s), Noura Books
“Anak ini Mau Mengencingi Jakarta?”
("This Kid Wants to Urinate all over Jakarta?”)
Anthology
222 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas
Hotel Tua
Collection of Short Stories
240 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas
Foto dan Senggring
Collection of Short Stories
178 page(s), Grasindo
Orang-Orang Bloomington
Collection of Short Stories
246 page(s), Metafor Publishing
Kritikus Adinan
Collection of Short Stories
292 page(s), Bentang Pustaka


Work(s) in Translation




What Media Say


Budi Darma: A Humble Living Legend by A. Kurniawan Ulung — Jakarta Post (Jun 06, 2016)
Polite teacher views human absurdity by Evi Mariani — Jakarta Post (Sep 16, 2005)


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