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The Resource Apple and knife, Intan Paramaditha ; translated by Stephen J. Epstein

Apple and knife, Intan Paramaditha ; translated by Stephen J. Epstein

Label
Apple and knife
Title
Apple and knife
Statement of responsibility
Intan Paramaditha ; translated by Stephen J. Epstein
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ind
  • eng
Summary
Inspired by horror fiction, myths and fairy tales, Apple and Knife is an unsettling ride that swerves into the supernatural to explore the dangers and power of occupying a female body in today's world. These short fictions set in the Indonesian everyday - in corporate boardrooms, in shanty towns, on dangdut stages - reveal a soupy otherworld stewing just beneath the surface. Sometimes wacky and always engrossing, this is subversive feminist horror at its best, where men and women alike are arbiters of fear, and where revenge is sometimes sweetest when delivered from the grave. Mara finds herself brainstorming an ad campaign for Free Maxi Pads, with a little help from the menstruation-eating hag of her childhood. Jamal falls in love with the rich and powerful Bambang, but it is the era of the smiling general and, if he's not careful, he may find himself recruited to Bambang's brutal cause. Solihin would give anything to make dangdut singer Salimah his wife - anything at all. In the globally connected and fast-developing Indonesia of Apple and Knife, taboos, inversions, sex and death all come together in a heady, intoxicating mix full of pointed critiques and bloody mutilations. Women carve a place for themselves in this world, finding ways to subvert norms or enacting brutalities on themselves and each other
Member of
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10638327
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paramaditha, Intan
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated into English from the original Indonesian
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Epstein, Stephen J.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Indonesia
Target audience
adult
Label
Apple and knife, Intan Paramaditha ; translated by Stephen J. Epstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The blind woman without a toe -- Blood -- Doors -- Kuchuk hanem -- Scream in a bottle -- The queen -- Vampire -- Beauty and the seventh dwarf -- The well -- The obsessive twist -- The porcelain doll -- Apple and knife -- A single firefly, a thousand rats
Control code
000061234225
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9781925704006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013877995
Label
Apple and knife, Intan Paramaditha ; translated by Stephen J. Epstein
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The blind woman without a toe -- Blood -- Doors -- Kuchuk hanem -- Scream in a bottle -- The queen -- Vampire -- Beauty and the seventh dwarf -- The well -- The obsessive twist -- The porcelain doll -- Apple and knife -- A single firefly, a thousand rats
Control code
000061234225
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9781925704006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013877995

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