An Introduction to Modern Malaysian Literature
Muhammad Haji Salleh
The book's title is misleading since it is almost exclusively concerned with works in the Malay language rather than Malaysian literature as a whole, However it covers a wide period from the 18th through to the early 21st century. The colonial period, poverty, the development of tin and rubber - all are featured in the form of novel, free verse and drama. The author demonstrates how traditional Malay literary styles are blended with new influences. Literary contributions in Malay from Sarawak and Sabah are not forgotten either. 181 pages including bibliography and a list of works that have been translated into English.
Weight: 0.3 kg. *On request this book will be sent post free by surface mail to any part of the world when it is part of an order weighing at least 2 kilos.*
Published by Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 2008. ISBN: 9789830683072
Condition: Very good. Paperback. There is some spotting of the text block and the book has mild tanning throughout.