Indonesian Novels in the National Newspaper’s Response of 2016
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2018, Pages: 63-67
Received: Aug. 5, 2018; Accepted: Aug. 17, 2018; Published: Sep. 12, 2018
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Nurhadi Bewe, Department of Indonesia Language and Literature Education, Yogyakarta State University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Kusmarwanti Noe, Department of Indonesia Language and Literature Education, Yogyakarta State University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Dian Swandayani, Department of French Language Education, Yogyakarta State University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Abstract
This article aims to describe the phenomenon of the development of Indonesian fiction or novel in the response of Indonesian mass media during the year 2016. The phenomenon is derived from a number of reviews of literary works from a number of national newspapers: Kompas, Republika, Koran Tempo, Koran Sindo, and Media Indonesia. Based on the data and analysis of the fiction or novel reviews, there are four literary works that are quite phenomenal, namely: (1) Raden Mandasia si Pencuri Daging Sapi by Yusi Avianto Pareanom, (2) Supernova: Intelegensi Embun Pagi by Dewi Lestari, (3) O by Eka Kurniawan, (4) Tentang Kamu by Tere Liye. The four novels are reviewed at least twice by the national media. The four novels received positive comments from each reviewer. Novel Raden Mandasia si Pencuri Daging Sapi is expert in telling the adventures of his characters in the past, the time before Babad Tanah Jawa. Through the novel Supernova: Intelegensi Embun Pagi, Dewi Lestari is considered the author who has the intelligence to finish the last knitting of the children of his thinking. Tere Liye is a prolific author, at least in 2016 he has published three works of fiction, one of them titled Tentang Kamu. This novel is appreciated as a rich novel. Novel O by Eka Kurniawan not only talks about monkey love or puppy love, but offers more complex things. Here are four novels representing the phenomenon of fiction. Here are four novels from 45 novels that were reviewed during 2016. In addition to these four novels, other novels are quite diverse, both the theme and the genre.
Keywords
Novel, Responses, Reviews, Newspaper, Indonesia
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Nurhadi Bewe, Kusmarwanti Noe, Dian Swandayani, Indonesian Novels in the National Newspaper’s Response of 2016, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 6, No. 4, 2018, pp. 63-67. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20180604.11
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