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Evaluation of 2014 Sundanese Publication

Literature | Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 | sundanesecorner.org

Hawé Setiawan

I recently published my evaluation of 2014 Sundanese book publication on Pikiran Rakyat, a leading newspaper in West Java. I independently collected the data by contacting local publishers and social media friends. Some of them generously sent their publications to my home in Bandung. All of the books published in the year have reached my personal library. I delightedly attach the table here.

My article on "Pikiran Rakyat"

My article on “Pikiran Rakyat”

To the best of my knowledge, books in Sundanese, which were published in 2014, comprise of 38 titles. Nearly all of them, which are 36 titles, are fiction, i.e. novel, short story, minifiction, poem, and guguritan (a metrical poem). Only two titles are nonfiction, i.e. collection of essay and textbook (see the table below).

Among the 36 books there are nine reprinted classics, e.g. Potrét (Portrait) by Ahmad Bakri (1917-1988), Diarah Pati by Margasulaksana, dan naskah drama Sang Kuriang karya Utuy Tatang Sontani (1920-1978).  Among the classics, there are also translations and adaptations from foreign literary works, e.g. Kembang Beureum (Red Flower) based on Baronéss Emmuska Orczy’s work and Nyi Sarikingkin by T.B. Djajadilaga, which is similar with the famous story of Cinderella.

We have also books that are published posthumously, e.g. Moal Dimumurah, a collection of short stories by I. Asikin (1920-1987) and Kasambet, a story book for children by the late Ahmad Bakri.

New works of contemporary author comprise of 25 titles. Three of them are exceptional: one is written by a senior atuhor, and the two others are written by young authors. We have here Kembang-Kembang Anten, a novel by Aam Amilia, Dayeuh Kasareupnakeun, a collection of minifictions by Nazaruddin Azhar, and Lagu Ngajadi, a collection of guguritan (metrical poems) by Dian Hendrayana.

SUNDANESE BOOK PUBLICATION OF 2014

(Compiled by Hawé Setiawan)

No.

Title

Author

Publisher

Category

1

Dayeuh Kasareupnakeun Nazarudin Azhar Pustaka Mataholang, Tasikmalaya Collection of minifictions

2

Handeuleum Na Haté Beureum Chyé Retty Isnéndés Yrama Widya, Bandung Novel

3

Léptop Kresna Yuharno Uyuh Wisata Literasi, Lémbang Collection of minifictions

4

Tarucing Garing Katiga Andi Gita Lesmana spk. Wisata Literasi, Lémbang Collection of anecdotes

5

Kembang Asih di Pasantrén Édyana Latief GSB Publishing, Bandung Novel

6

Jurig Congkang Bisul Na Bujur H. Usép Romli H.M. GSB Publishing, Bandung Collection of anecdotes

7

Lagu Ngajadi Dian Héndrayana KSB Rawayan, Bandung Collection of guguritan (metrical poem)

8

Béntang Acéh H.M. Zainuddin/Terj. Moh. Ambri Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Reprinted book

9

Moal Dimumurah I. Asikin Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Short stories anthology

10

Kembang-kembang Anten Aam Amilia Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Novel

11

Geulang Koroncong Holisoh M.E. Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Short stories anthology

12

Céntangbarang Asikin Hidayat Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Short stories anthology

13

Kasambet Ahmad Bakri Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Children story book

14

Potrét Ahmad Bakri Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Novel, reprinted

15

Dua Wanoja Chyé Rétty Isnéndés Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Short stories anthology

16

Nyi Sarikingkin T.B. Djajadilaga Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Novel, reprinted

17

Saéni Hadi AKS Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Novel, reprinted

18

Pileuleuyan

 

Yus Rusamsi Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Novel, reprinted

19

Ngawadalkeun Nyawa Moh. Ambri Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Novel, reprinted

20

Diarah Pati Margasulaksana Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Novel, reprinted

21

Kanyaah Kolot Karna Yudibrata Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Short stories anthology, reprinted

22

Sang Kuriang Utuy Tatang Sontani Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Play, reprinted

23

Kembang Patapan Syarif Amin Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Novel, reprinted

24

Ajo Pitbul

 

Tatang Sumarsono Tulus Pustaka, Bandung Novel

25

Mahér Budaya Sunda

 

Élis Suryani

 

Alqa Print Text book

26

Srikandi Néangan Gawé

 

Tiktik Rusyani Kiblat Buku Utama & PPSS Short stories anthology

27

Kudu Dimimitian di Imah Ajip Rosidi Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Collection of essays

28

Néng Maya jeung Carita Lianna

 

C.W. Watson (editor) Kiblat Buku Utama & Tribun Jabar, Bandung Short stories anthology, preface in Indonesian

29

Mahakarya Cinta Rahwana Jéjén Jaélani War Tulus Pustaka, Bandung Collection of poems

30

Gerentes Bune Upik spk. Tulus Pustaka, Bandung Anthology of short stories and poems

31

Surat ka Citraresmi Didin Tulus Tulus Pustaka, Bandung Collection of poems

32

Kacapi Pamikat Éni Setiani

 

Yayasan Mataholang, Bandung Collection of minifictions

33

Indigo

 

Inda Nugraha Hidayat Leutika Prio, Yogyakarta Collection of minifictions

34

Kembang Beureum

 

Baronéss Emmuska Orczy/Tarj. anonim Kiblat Buku Utama, Bandung Novel, translation

35

Kuwung-Kuwung Tunggang Gunung

 

Rais Purwacarita Yayasan Giri Hanjuang Collection of short stories

36

Surat Purnama Sarabunis Mubarok spk. Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata Kota Bandung Collection of poems

37

Gurat-Gurit Ngabuburit

 

 

Étti R.S. Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata Kota Bandung Collection of poems

38

Ngabungbang jeung Sangkuriang Arthur S. Nalan Kelir, Bandung Collection of short stories

 

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