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Lontar Publications

    Since1997, the American Gamelan Institute has supported the international distribution of valuable publications of the Lontar Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing English translations of indonesian literature, poetry, and art criticisism.

    The selected publications listed below are available directly from the American Gamelan Institute, and are being offered here with special prices. For classroom or retail use, or for large library orders, discounts are available. All forms of payment, including Purchase Orders from institutions, are accepted over a secure line.

    Anthologies

     

    Menagerie 1. Excellent fiction, poetry, photography, and essays by Indonesian writers and artists. Lon01. $11.

    Menagerie 2. Excellent fiction, poetry, photography, and essays by Indonesian writers and artists. Lon23. $11.

    Menagerie 3. Excellent fiction, poetry, photography, and essays by Indonesian writers and artists. Lon25. $11.

    Menagerie (Volumes 1-3). Complete set. Lon36. $30.

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    Essays

     

    Sidelines: Thought Pieces from TEMPO Magazine. Insightful cultural observations by Goenawan Mohammad. Lon15. $17.

    Shadows on the Silver Screen. A social history of Indonesian film by Salim Said. Lon07. $5.

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    Plays, Literature, & Poetry

     

    The Bottomless Well.
    Plays by N. Riantiarno. Lon08. $15.

    Square Moon.
    4 short plays by Iwan Simatupang. Lon28. $15.

    The Weaverbirds.
    A novel by Y.B. Mangunwijaya. Lon06. $11.

    On Foreign Shores.
    American images in Indonesian poetry. Lon04. $11.

    Walking Westward in the Morning.
    Seven contemporary Indonesian poets.Includes English and Indonesian texts. J McGlynn and E. Krause, eds. Lon05. $12.

    To Love, To Wander.
    Poetry of Sitor Situmorang. Lon27. $7.

    Blossoms of Longing: Ancient Verses of Love and Lament.
    Translated from Javanese by Thomas M. Hunter. Lon40. $25.

    The Rape of Sukerni.
    A 1930s novel by Anak Agung Pandi Tisna presenting a powerful incidictment of the commercialization of Bali. Lon41. $20. OUT OF STOCK.

    In A Jakarta Prison.
    Collected by a former political prisoner, Sujinah, these stories illustrate the multi-faceted role women play in Indonesian society. Lon53. $12.

    Manhattan Sonnet.
    Edited by John McGlynn, these poems, short stories, and essays written in English by Indonesian writersto honor New York City. Lon54 $9.

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    Art Books

     

    ***Illuminations: The Writing Traditions of Indonesia***.
    An impressive volume of essays and full color prints covering the history and variety of writing throughout Indonesia. John McGlynn, eds. Lon26. $25. (extra postage may apply)

    Golden Letters.
    Indonesian manuscripts and letters in the British Library's collection. Full color plates with texts. Only a few copies remaining. Lon17. $45.

    Early Views of Indonesia
    Full color archeological drawings of early 19th century Java from the British Library. Lon22. $25.

    The Room of Mine.
    Unique, handmade book with forceful text and drawings, numbered and signed by the artist, Agus Sawage. Lon29. $99.

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    Reproductions

    Golden Letters Portfolio.
    Ten full color prints (15" x 12") of selected manuscripts from the book. Lon30. $50.

    Letter from Sultan Syrarif Kasim.
    Full color art print of calligraphic manuscript letter, suitable for framing. Lon33. $20.

    Letter from Sultan Perkasa Alam Johan.
    Full color art print of a calligraphic manuscript letter, suitable for framing. Lon35. $20.

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    Notecards

    Early Views of Indonesia. 12 blank notecards with full color illustrations from the book. Lon10. $5.

    Illuminations 1, 2, 3, 4. Blank cards with a selection of full color illustrations from the book. Lon09, 20, 21, 37. $5 each.

    Golden Letters. 8 blank notecards with designs from Royal Indonesian letters and manuscrpts. Lon18. $5.

    Bali Birth Signs. 12 blank notecards of paintings from an old Balinese manuscript. Lon16. $5.

    Floral Notecards. 12 color notecards with assorted stylized floral designs. Lon39. $5.

    Gift Enclosure Cards. Ten 3 x 3 blank cards matching the Floral Notecards. Lon38. $4.

    Botanical Delights Notecards. 10 full color cards featuring 6 botanical drawings of Indonesian plants. Lon45. $5.

    Botanical Delights Thank You Cards. 12 small gift enclosure/thank you cards with the above botanical designs. Lon46. $4.

    Chinese Star Dragon Notecards. 12 full color cards depicting Chinese star signs. Lon47. $5.

    Magical Manuscripts Notecards. 12 full color cards with 6 detailed images from a "jimat" or magical manuscript, believed capable of warding off evil or attracting good fortune. Lon48. $7.

    Magical Manuscript Thank You Cards. 10 small gift enclosure/ thank you cards with the above designs. Lon49. $4.

    Indonesian Scripts Thank You Cards. 10 brightly colored gift enclosure/ thank you cards (6 images) from the Indonesian archipelago. Lon50. $5.

    Wayang Golek Notecards. 10 full color notecards (2 each of 5 designs) featuring rare wayang golek puppets photographed by Tara Sosrowardojo from the book "Voices of Puppet Masters." Lon55. $12.

    Wayang Golek Thank You Cards. 10 small thank you cards with the images described above. Lon56. $5.

    Serat Jatipustaka Notecards. 10 full color notecards (2 each of 5 designs) featuring wedana, page frames or textual gateways, from an 1830s Javanese manuscript. Lon57. $18.

    Serat Jatipustaka Thank You Cards. 10 small thank you cards with the images described above. Lon58. $9.

    Serat Pawukan Notecards. 10 full color notecards (2 each of 5 designs) featuring Pawukan, calendrical charts, used in Javanese divination. Lon59. $9.

    Serat Pawukan Thank You Cards. 10 small cards with the images described above. Lon60. $5.

    Love Poem Notecards. 10 color notecards with quotations in English, from love poems featured in Walking Westward in the Morning. Lon61. $9.

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    Postcards and Special Items

    Former Points of View. 12 postcards with paintings of Old Indonesia. Lon19. $10.

    Javanese Bride and Groom. Colored print (8" x 9.5"). Lon31. $15.

    Lontar Leaf Bookmark.
    A poet's offering, in Balinese script han- painted on a lontar leaf. Lon32. $3. (Complimentary with any book order.)

    The Barikan Banner.
    A continuous narrative painting, on pumice paper, in five major scenes depicting 110 figures in both wayang and nonwayang styles. A late work of Sitisiwan (c.1865-1948) it is typical of banners used as household decoration by people of the Cirebon region. Lon62. $25.

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