Burung-Burung Manyar eBook Á Paperback

Burung-Burung Manyar eBook Á Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Burung-Burung Manyar
  • Y.B. Mangunwijaya
  • Indonesian
  • 09 July 2017
  • 9794285285

Burung-Burung Manyar[Read] ➲ Burung-Burung Manyar ➮ Y.B. Mangunwijaya – Essayreview.co.uk Novel Burung burung Manyar dapat dibaca sebagai bentuk proyek pasca kolonial Novel ini berusaha untuk mencari penyimpangan yang terjadi dalam penulisan sejarah Revolusi Indonesia Sejarah dalam novel B Novel Burung burung Manyar dapat dibaca sebagai bentuk proyek pasca kolonial Novel ini berusaha untuk mencari penyimpangan yang terjadi dalam penulisan sejarah Revolusi Indonesia Sejarah dalam novel Burung burung Manyar diceritakan secara mengalir dengan beberapa masukan anekdot Sejarah tidak disampaikan dengan nada otoriterSejarah dicerita melalui kisah cinta seorang yang bekerja mendukung kemerdekaan Indonesia, Larasati, dan Satadewa alias Teto, orang Indonesia yang bekerja dalam angkatan perang BelandaMenjelang akhir novel, terdapat kejutan yang menggelitik Teto atau terbangkitkan jiwa nasionalismenya, dengan menjadi relawan membongkar kecurangan perusahaan tempatnya bekerja yang merugikan Indonesia.


About the Author: Y.B. Mangunwijaya

Yusuf Bilyarta Mangunwijaya was an architect, writer, Catholic priest, and activist Romo Mangun Father Mangun was publicly known by his novel Burung Burung Manyar which was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award for South East Asia Writings on Not only active in the fiction genre, Romo Mangun also wrote many non fiction and architectural works such as Sastra dan Religiositas tr Literature and Religiosity which won The Best Non Fiction prize in Bibliography Balada Becak, novel, Balada dara dara Mendut, novel, Burung Burung Rantau, novel, Burung Burung Manyar, novel, Di Bawah Bayang Bayang Adikuasa, Durga Umayi, novel, Esei esei orang Republik, Fisika Bangunan, buku Arsitektur, Gereja Diaspora, Gerundelan Orang Republik, Ikan Ikan Hiu, Ido, Homa, novel, Impian Dari Yogyakarta, Kita Lebih Bodoh dari Generasi Soekarno Hatta, Manusia Pascamodern, Semesta, dan Tuhan renungan filsafat hidup, manusia modern, Memuliakan Allah, Mengangkat Manusia, Menjadi generasi pasca Indonesia kegelisahan YB Mangunwijaya, Menuju Indonesia Serba Baru, Menuju Republik Indonesia Serikat, Merintis RI Yang Manusiawi Republik yang adil dan beradab, Pasca Indonesia, Pasca Einstein, Pemasyarakatan susastra dipandang dari sudut budaya, Pohon Pohon Sesawi, novel, Politik Hati Nurani Puntung Puntung Roro Mendut, Putri duyung yang mendamba renungan filsafat hidup manusia modern Ragawidya, Romo Rahadi, novel, he used alias as Y Wastu Wijaya Roro Mendut, Genduk Duku, Lusi Lindri, novel trilogi, Rumah Bambu, Sastra dan Religiositas, Saya Ingin Membayar Utang Kepada Rakyat, Soeharto dalam Cerpen Indonesia, Spiritualitas Baru Tentara dan Kaum Bersenjata, Tumbal kumpulan tulisan tentang kebudayaan, perikemanusiaan dan kemasyarakatan, Wastu Citra, buku Arsitektur, .


10 thoughts on “Burung-Burung Manyar

  1. says:

    Repot juga kalau Ki Dalang harus melakonkan hikayat kacau Klenting Kuning dan Gatutkaca I really love how the characters grow in this story Indonesian only have a single point of view in the case of Perang Kemerdekaan The republic is the hero and the Holland s army is the bad guy.Well, experimenting with seeing things from other perspectives , this story lets us see thingsfairly There is no exact black and white in any cases.I like the analogy of Karna used to represent Teto, the Repot juga kalau Ki Dalang harus melakonkan hikayat kacau Klenting Kuning dan Gatutkaca I really love how the characters grow in this story Indonesian only have a single point of view in the case of Perang Kemerdekaan The republic is the hero and the Holland s army is the bad guy.Well, experimenting with seeing things from other perspectives , this story lets us see thingsfairly There is no exact black and white in any cases.I like the analogy of Karna used to represent Teto, the main character in this story He fought against Pandawa, yet still be loved and respected Just like my all time favourite character in Mahabharata, Bhisma.I also like how the story highlighted 1948 and mentionedabout Sjahrir I mean not to disrespect any other heroes that we have, but sure Sjahrir had played one of the most important roles in shaping this country And he deserves the respect.I don t quite enjoy the last part of the book, but I like the analogy of Gatot Kaca and Klenting Kuning It is beautiful and gives justice to all characters

  2. says:

    Adapted from my blog paquetdevie.blogspot.com So I finally finished this book It s been, what, four months since I borrowed it And I only finished it now Lovely The school library is going to rake in lots of money.This book is, well, it s not difficult, per se I just had a hard time of getting into it The book had the double sin of a written in 1st person and b contains a lot of sentimental Indonesian esque romance that I don t really like Romance is fine, but Indonesian authors tend Adapted from my blog paquetdevie.blogspot.com So I finally finished this book It s been, what, four months since I borrowed it And I only finished it now Lovely The school library is going to rake in lots of money.This book is, well, it s not difficult, per se I just had a hard time of getting into it The book had the double sin of a written in 1st person and b contains a lot of sentimental Indonesian esque romance that I don t really like Romance is fine, but Indonesian authors tend to have this style that whatever romance they wrote is going to end up really sappy and or cheesy Since most old novels are written in 1st person my most hated POV and have these sappy romance that my cold heart does not understand , you can see why I don t really read them much.But as a book connoisseur, I have to read a lot of books, crossing genre and time, even if that means I have to get out of my comfort zone Or spend four months reading a 300 page book Okay So The review Right.The Weaverbirds Indonesian Burung Burung Manyar tells the story of Setadewa Teto and Larasati Atik Teto is the son of a KNIL soldier, KNIL being the private army of the Dutch colonist in Indonesia, and an Indo mother Atik is still Teto s cousin of some sort her mother is the adopted daughter of Teto s father s uncle Teto s father comes from a blue blooded native Javanese family, but he likes being Dutch .During the Japanese occupation, Teto s father joined the rebellion, and was subsequently caught Teto s mother was kept as a mistress by a Japanese official to protect Teto s father, and Teto was left in the care of Atik s family Teto vowed that he will avenge his parents, and joined KNIL once he was old enough When the Japanese left however, Teto was faced by the Republican factions that is people who wanted and have declared Indonesia s independence Teto viewed the Republicans as ex collaborators with Japan, and thus viewed Indonesia s independence as not something that they earn, but something that is given by Japan Not to mention, after the war, the fate of his parents is still unknown Thus, begins Teto s quest to help his homeland and find the truth about his parents Structurally, the novel itself is divided into three parts a prologue of some sorts that tells the story of Teto and Atik s childhood, a middle part consisting the bulk of the action, and an epilogue I find the concept refreshing, because Indonesian novels often have this black and white view of the world, that the good guys will always be good and the bad guys will always be bad This is a boring, not to mention unrealistic, point of view of the world The good guys is not always good and the bad guys are not always bad So it s really refreshing to see a flipped perspective the Republicans became the antagonist and the colonizing Dutch became the protagonist.Maybe it s because of this I find the middle part to be the most exciting of the three It details Teto s struggle to reconcile his vision of Indonesia, and the Indonesia he s seeing right now Teto does not go to war because he hates Indonesia he loves Indonesia and wants to free her from the Republicans whom he viewed as Japanese collaborators Teto s mother frequently becomes a sort of allegory for Indonesia herself, in the eyes of Teto she was a happy housewife in the Dutch period, only to become a trapped mistress in the Japanese occupation, and later institutionalized after the war Indonesia too, according to Teto, is subjugated but happy during the Dutch period, trapped in a broken promise during the Japanese occupation, and has become insane in her independence.Teto s views and behaviors is a departure from the usual Indonesian heroes that is usually portrayed as calm and polite even in the midst of gunfire Here, Teto is brash and foul mouthed, but he had the heart of a lion, and a firm principle taught by his father He s an intelligent boy he knew in the middle that what he s doing, what KNIL and him are doing, is basically worthless but still he fought because his father taught him not to run away from a fight And by God, he didn t, even if it meant sacrificing his only chance on being with the girl he loved.I expected Atik to be one dimensional and flatter than a cardboard, but she was quite fleshed out, which is a nice surprise Atik too is struggling that she may or may not have feelings for Teto, her childhood friend slash distant cousin and a traitor to the Republic Atik herself works for the Republic, even becoming an aide for the then Foreign affairs minster She has to learn to reconcile her loyalty for her motherland and her affection to an agent of the enemy.The prose is wonderful and this is one of the few first person POVs novel that I actually like YB Mangunwijaya conveys Teto s feelings so perfectly that you can t help to root a little bit for the Dutch, if only to give Teto his happy ending The changing of POVs is something I severely dislike in most modern novels since it s just hella confusing, but Rama Mangun as he s affectionately called uses it so efficiently to portray the characters feelings, to let us see the two sides of the coin, that I can t complain about it.My problem with this novel is that we really don t see Atik and Teto s relationship developing properly Literally 70% of their screentime are spent apart from each other We only get to see their interaction in the beginning and in the end they rarely interact in the middle part When I first read Teto declaring his love to Atik in his inner monologue I was like bruh You only met this girl for two months, tops It feels odd to me because they only met each other for a short time in their childhood, and it didn t really make sense for both of them to be violently in love with each other They talked about their closeness a lot, but we don t actually see how close they are, or how their closeness develops in the first place As individual characters, they are well developed, but as a pairing they are not.I also have issues with the length of the first part and the third part The first part should be longer, and the third part should be shorter The ending is firm and resolute, but the execution is off There s a lot of padding in the third part but the last pages seems rushed, as if the author has a page limit and he s nearing that limit so he better wrap the story up The conflict in the last part just kind ofhangs there with no development whatsoever beyond a few short paragraphs I didn t even realize there s a conflict until 3 4 in Inserting a new conflict at the end of the book is pretty unusual, so I understand if the author wants it to be done quickly, but if that s the case then why does he insert it in the first place It s completely unnecessary and throws the reader off.There s also this bizarre subplot involving a minor character that does not have anything to do with the plot, whatsoever The pages for that, I think, canefficiently used instead to flesh out the story , but alas it does not happen The third part is the most boring of them all, part of the reason why this takes me a long time to finish after whooshing through the middle part.It is a good book, and it is a good story, but it s marketed everywhere as a love story, and I didn t really feel the whole romance angle As a war novel, it s good, it s great I would ve given it a four star But you have to call an orange an orange, and as a romance novel it s very unsatisfying This, coupled with other plot issues and pointless padding, reduces the grade to only three star

  3. says:

    Ok I need time to process everything I have read All the details birds were very much appreciated The contrasting atmosphere between Teto and Atik like darkness and light, despair and hope Argh I just don t have the words to describe everything Hands down the best Indonesian novel I have read so far in my life

  4. says:

    It s a gift from Lia kecil, so special since it shutted me off from the mundane life for one and a half day to finish this masterpiece It s so addicted I read it for couple of times

  5. says:

    Burung Burung Manyar The Weaverbirds Burung Burung Manyar is opened with an episode of the Javanese adaptation of Mahabharata The main story is divided to three sections, each took place in three different periods in Indonesian history The Late Occupation 1934 1944 , The National Revolution 1945 1950 , and The Early New Order 1968 1978 Having writtenthan 20 years ago 1981 , the classical Indonesian literature feel is incredibly thick here There is many Javanese and Dutch terms t Burung Burung Manyar The Weaverbirds Burung Burung Manyar is opened with an episode of the Javanese adaptation of Mahabharata The main story is divided to three sections, each took place in three different periods in Indonesian history The Late Occupation 1934 1944 , The National Revolution 1945 1950 , and The Early New Order 1968 1978 Having writtenthan 20 years ago 1981 , the classical Indonesian literature feel is incredibly thick here There is many Javanese and Dutch terms that are explained on the footnotes This reprinted edition also contains footnotes that explain old terms in Bahasa Indonesia that are already uncommon nowadays There is still many old terms left unexplained, though But then again, if they were explained, this book would consist of mostly footnotes After a while, I became familiar with the terms and storytelling style With the classic feel under the historical setting, I felt like time travelling to the periods where the story took place The Late Occupation The story in this period centers around the Keraton Mangkunegaran It shows the feudalistic life of Javanese royal society, where women must show her deep submission to her husband It was opened by the male protagonist s narration, Teto, during his childhood Then the female protagonist, Atik, was introduced It was a happy, rather funny childhood of army and royal family A few chapters later, things turned grim since the Japanese occupation began The Japanese occupation grew strong hatred towards Japan for Teto Atik s family also felt the same hatred, but they were also learned the civilized side of Japanese culture outside the fascist military in the World War II through music and movies They also realized how the Javanese royal s tradition also has its civilized and cruel side Indonesia will not be a cruel independent state Atik The National Revolution After the declaration of Independence Day, Teto became a lieutenant of NICA, whereas Atik became a pro revolution who adores Soekarno, Sutan Sjahrir and the rest of the Republicans Despite their growing love, they keep opposing each other s political stance In Teto s view, Indonesia needs sometime to mature as a nation before they gain its independence He detests the Republicans who seemed like hypocrites who obeyed the Japanese to gain their own will through political maneuver In Atik s view, it waslike now or never Life free or die hard You have to be able to read between the printed lines Otherwise, you are just a mere captive of the texts Atik In this period, we were introduced to Verbruggen, a Dutch Mayor who proposed Teto s mother in the past obviously rejected Having brought Teto to become a lieutenant in significantly short time and took an influence in Teto s character development, he became one of the important characters in this book He has a foul mouth, but a fair amount of wisdom in contrast We were also introduced to Karjo and Samsu the Setankopor The Briefcase Demon who will be shown again in the next period This period was ended in the midst of the devastating result of the two Politionele Acties Agresi Militer Belanda that brought both Indonesia and the Dutch military force much grief and loss, as shown on both Teto and Atik s side Meanwhile, they began to realize how they long for each other However, the harsh reality kept drifting them apart, much that Atik began to reconsider her long wait for Teto s proposal The Early New Order There is quite much time skip from the previous period to the last period After the Roundtable Conference, Teto quitted from NICA and studied Mathematics in Europe to be a computer expert In addition, he gained a new nationality, which was not mentioned explicitly in the book though I assume that he became a Dutch He became the Production Manager of a multinational oil company In this period, he visited Indonesia for the third time since he got the new nationality He visited his new best friend, John Brindley, an European Ambassador who keeps pet snakes in his garden Afterwards, he attended Atik s dissertation defense Accepting Atik s family s invitation, Teto decided to stay at their place for a while How will Teto and Atik s relationship develop, after years of separation and opposing ideals In this period, Teto seems to already calmed down significantly He grew up and accepted the loss he has been experienced since ever He also began to accept the changing era and acknowledged his own mistakes Like the rejected male weaverbird, he rebuild his nest his life and dignity after passing through the phase of anger and denial, where he furiously destroyed his rejected nest ideals Beside showing the societal and political aspects that were occuring in the corresponding periods, Romo Mangun the author s nickname also took us back to experience the changing ecological condition of Java in the 40s to the 70s The scene where Atik fed the birds and watched their behavior told me how diverse the city birds in Java back then It shows how srigunting, jalak, gelatik, manyar and kutilang were still commonly wild in the cities in the 40s The diversity gradually decreased and finally the wild weaverbirds became rare in the 70s Nowadays, there is mostly sparrows and occasionally a fewkinds of city birds roaming in the cities of Java The other kinds of birds are mostly kept as caged pets today There are many things that I like from this book I like how I got to refresh my memory on the history of Indonesia through the three periods shown in this book Even instead of refreshing my memory, I feltlike diving those periods, experiencing the events occurred there from the Republicans and the Dutch armies side The narration style, of which I assume adopted the way people talk in the corresponding periods, really helped to live up the atmosphere I also like how this book shows how people from different sides in this book perceive the three periods that were used as time settings It taught us to sympathize with those different sides, even if they are commonly seen as the antagonists This book ends beautifully, leaving a bittersweet feeling that seemed to have accumulated since the second period However, it felt a bit odd when I realize how Karjo and Samsu was not further involved in the story What is the purpose of their presence, other than to describe the society and political issues in their corresponding periods Overall, I enjoyed reading this book a lot I would love to recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical literary fictions The international edition of this book, The Weaverbirds, was published by Lontar Foundation in 1991 Unfortunately, the edition is already considered rare now I hope Lontar Foundation will consider to reprint this book in the future so that this book can be accessible toreaders Anyway, I have not encountered footnotes in fictions for ages until I began to read this book Is it because I have not been an avid reader for some time until recently, or it is indeed already uncommon nowadays

  6. says:

    I went into this with zero expectations because postcolonial lit is just not really my jam, but this novel surprised me I must say that Teto was annoying as hell in parts 1 and 2 but Atik was annoying in part 3 so that was a bit of a shame, but despite my initial reluctance as well as general reluctance because I have to read this for my minor, I kind of wanted to continue reading So I m gonna say 3,5 stars, and once again, I m quite looking forward to discussing this in the seminar.

  7. says:

    Supposedly a story of both spiritual and physical conflict during Indonesia s war for independence How two friends find themselves on opposing sides and the effect on their relationship through the years My English translation on Kindle had many errors and I found the writing somewhat stilted.

  8. says:

    Good novel from Indonesian priest.

  9. says:

    Good books

  10. says:

    In brief, this book is about childhood sweethearts who end up on opposite sides of the Indonesian revolution Setadewa and Atik are both connected to Javanese royalty, and in childhood their paths cross in the court Later, Setadewa joins the Dutch colonial army to fight the Japanese during World War II, which puts him, after the war, in opposition to the Indonesian forces fighting for independence Atik, on the other hand, become s a young woman who burn s with the zeal of a just cause The In brief, this book is about childhood sweethearts who end up on opposite sides of the Indonesian revolution Setadewa and Atik are both connected to Javanese royalty, and in childhood their paths cross in the court Later, Setadewa joins the Dutch colonial army to fight the Japanese during World War II, which puts him, after the war, in opposition to the Indonesian forces fighting for independence Atik, on the other hand, become s a young woman who burn s with the zeal of a just cause The flame that had been set free by Soekarno s freedom movement burned brightly within her There are some interesting concepts explored here, but unfortunately it just isn t a very good book There s a lot of icky weird discussion of gender and desire Atik s womanhood, I knew, was as vital as the tropical forests that yearn for the dark rain clouds and the masculine thunder that heralds the coming of the monsoon, to which I made the note, are you sure you re going to be able to deliver that monsoon, lover boy , including the conflation of romantic and sibling love seen in Sitti Nurbaya Kasih Tak Sampai and This Earth of Mankind Possibly the weirdest passage, for me, was when Setadewa and Atik encounter each other unexpectedly while on opposite sides of the revolution Seta looks into her eyes and is frightened at first, but afterwards he thinks to himself, No, her shining black eyes were not the ominous ends of two gun barrels, but rather the dark nipples of a mother s breasts And I, at that moment, was not in reality a soldier at all, but a child, a baby, crying out for life and a woman s care my note on this little paragraph wut There s also the weird scene in which Atik defends her doctoral dissertation and one of her examiners goes off on an existential tangent, asking What meaning is there to be found in the breathtaking beauty of the creatures that have been present in the forests, the oceans, and the sky long before the coming of humankind Is it possible that the beauty we see in the animal kingdom, or in the rose, is nothingthan a mindless play of nature, completely coincidental and devoid of meaning Now, I dropped out of academia after my masters, so I can t say for certain that biology thesis defenses don t ever turn into philosophical discussions along the lines of 2 a.m freshman dorm debates, but this guy seems to a have a pretty weak grasp of the concept of evolution, and b be sorely in need of some brushing up on scientific theories of consciousness This particular example might seem a small matter to a non biologist, but the text was full of little instances of things like this, minor discordant details, overblown prose, failures of research or imagination that took me out of the story, which, even without these problems, wasn t a very compelling narrative.This is a condensed version of a longer review that I published on my blog, Around the World in 2000 Books

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