Storied Island: New Explorations in Javanese Literature

Ronit Ricci (Editor)

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Javanese literature is one of the world's richest and most unusual literary traditions yet it is little known today outside of Java, Indonesia, and a handful of western universities. With its more than a millennium of documented history, its complex interactions over the centuries with literature written in Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian, Malay and Dutch, its often symbiotic relationship with the performing arts of puppetry and dance, and its own immense creativity and insight, this vastly understudied literature offers a lens to understanding Java's fascinating world as well as human ingenuity more broadly. The essays in this volume, Storied Island: New Explorations in Javanese Literature, take a fresh look at questions and themes pertaining to Java's literature, employing new theoretical and methodological lenses
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherE. J. Brill
Number of pages320
ISBN (Electronic)9789004678897
ISBN (Print)9789004541467
StatePublished - 20 Jul 2023

Publication series

NameVerhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde
ISSN (Print)1572-1892


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