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Politics and literature : a study on Amir Hamzah's works

Prasetyani, Daisy (2001) Politics and literature : a study on Amir Hamzah's works. Journal of Language and Literature Poetica, 1 (1).

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This study is, to a large extent, influenced by the Marxist doctrine on the relationship between literature and society. It has been assumed by the marxist literary theorists that literature as the upper level of society is determined by the lower level namely the economic. Meanwhile, it is also suggested that literature is a part of social-realism suggesting that literary writer must describe the reality within society and then make socialistic propaganda. This study, by concentrating on this contadictory statementnconcerning literature, sees that arcadia theory may be applicable in order to explain the relationship beetween literature and society. The theory assumes that a writer of a certain class, aristocracy for instance, must adapt his way of struggling against a certain condition to his own social background. In this way, it has been found that Amir Hamzah who was of the aristocratic family must fight against his own society by the use of 'hidden' propaganda rather than a straight forward or bottom-up approach.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: nama : Daisy Prasetyani NIDN :
Uncontrolled Keywords: Politics, literature, Amir Hamzah, arcadia
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Politik > D3 Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Surya Dannie
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2021 02:32
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2021 02:32

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