TRADITIONAL ROOTS OF MODERN INDONESIAN LITERATURE
of Indonesian Literature, Historical, political, sociological,
cultural background. The history of the Malay language.
Language, literature and literacy in precolonial and colonial
time. The elimination of a wild literature by the colonial
publishing house. Readings include:
Excerpt from: Hikayat Hang Tuah
Selected pieces of the genres syair, and pantun.
Malay, World Language J. Collins
Selected pieces of early modern poetry