First Love: The Opening of Soetjipto's Djalan Sampoerna
Anderson, Benedict R. O'G.
This is the memoir of a young Javanese, Soetjipto, his family life, and his first romance with a young man, a fellow student. Benedict Anderson introduces and translates the opening of Djalan Sampoerna, the narrator’s colonial-era autobiographical account of his early teen years, composed in the 1930s and notable for its clear description of young homosexual love.
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Page range: 39-74
Cornell University Southeast Asia Program