Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana

Indonesian novelist and poet

1908   -   1994

country of citizenship: Malaysia
occupation: poet, novelist, writer, philosopher, linguist, politician, university teacher, rector

Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana (February 11, 1908 – July 17, 1994), was born in Natal, North Sumatra. His family came from Minangkabau who migrated there in the 19th century. He was a founder and editor of Poedjangga Baroe. He became one of Indonesian literature's guiding lights in its formative years, particularly in the time around independence. Sutan Takdir believed that Indonesia could learn from the values of western civilization and remained a great exponent of modernism throughout his life. A renaissance man himself – the author of numerous books on a range of subjects – he was working on a novel at the time of his death in 1994. The famous novel, Layar Terkembang, showed him as a progressive author. He died in Jakarta on July 17, 1994.
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Dian yang Tak Kunjung Padam

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Layar Terkembang

book by Soetan Takdir Alisjahbana

author: Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana


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