Two Poets and their First Novels: Discussing Goenawan Mohamad & Sapardi Djoko Damono
A.S. Laksana & Eddin Khoo
Friday, October 26, 2018, 07:00 PM
Between the two of them, Goenawan Mohamad and Sapardi Djoko Damono have produced numerous important or landmark works, especially in the form of poems and essays. They have established themselves as poets, litterateurs and cultural icons. But they didn't publish their first novels until they reached 70 years of age. Sapardi Djoko Damono wrote the trilogy Hujan Bulan Juni, Goenawan Mohamad wrote Surti + Tiga Sawunggaling. How have their first novels fare among works by young(er) novelists today?