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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Google Doodle Today To Celebrate Pramoedya Ananta Toer's 92nd Birthday



hari ini google indonesia merayakan 92 tahun kelahiran sastrawan indonesia "pramoedya ananta toer" yang lahir di blora jawa tengah 6 februari 1925. sastrawan kontroversial yang pernah mendapatkan penghargaan "ramon magsaysay award" di tahun 1995 ini pernah juga merasakan dinginnya penjara di masa kolonial selama 3 tahun, di masa orde lama selama 1 tahun dan terakhir selama orde baru sebagai tahanan politik selama14 tahun.

karya-karya "pramoedya ananta toer" yang ternama antara lain tetralogi dengan 4 judul novel "bumi manusia", "anak semua bangsa", "jejak langkah", dan "rumah kaca" dibuat saat diasingkan di pulau buru yang kala itu tidak diberi akses mendapatkan pena, kertas atau bahkan mesin ketik.

"pramoedya ananta toer" hari ini menghiasi halaman utama google di indonesia dengan gambar animasi beliau sedang menulis naskah menggunakan mesin ketik manual serta latar belakang papan ketik bertuliskan "google".

mungkin dengan alasan "pramoedya ananta toer" secara luas dianggap sebagai salah satu pengarang yang produktif dalam sejarah sastra Indonesia serta telah menghasilkan lebih dari 50 karya dan diterjemahkan ke dalam lebih dari 41 bahasa asing yang menjadikan beliau menghiasi halaman google indonesia.


Google Doodles Notes:

It might be said that Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s pen was his sword. Known as ‘Pramoedya’ or “Pram,’ this Indonesian writer was a proponent of human rights and freedom of expression who fought against Japanese and Dutch colonialism in his country. 

Born on February 6, 1925, in a village called Blora on Java, Pram was exposed to political activism through his father, and came to journalism while working as a stenographer for a Japanese news agency. Incarcerated from 1947–1949 for being “anti-colonial,” he wrote his first novel,The Fugitive behind bars. 

His novels throughout the 1950s continued to hold a mirror up to the impact of colonialism. Following a coup and suspected of ties to the Indonesian communist party, Pram was sent to the Indonesian island of Buru in 1969 where he spent over a decade as a political prisoner. When refused pen and paper, Pram turned to oral storytelling, sharing a story with his fellow prisoners about a Javanese boy named Minke who spurns Indonesia’s hierarchical society in the last years of Dutch colonization. Granted a typewriter towards the end of his term, he brought Minke’s tale to life through the four-volume Buru Quartet, his most well-known work. In fact, the books were smuggled out of Indonesia by Pram's friend, a German priest, to avoid being taken or destroyed, and have now been translated into more than 20 languages worldwide. 

Today’s Doodle celebrates Pram’s birthday with an animation of the industrious novelist seated at his typewriter, hard at work.

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