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Taufiq Ismail: A constant battle against ignorance

  • Emmy Fitri and Iwan Setiawan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sun, June 15 2008 | 10:17 am
Taufiq Ismail: A constant battle against ignorance TAUFIK ISMAIL: (JP/Ricky Yudhistira) (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

PREMIUM TAUFIK ISMAIL: (JP/Ricky Yudhistira) There were times in the country's literary history when men and women of letters had done everything, except come up with a solution on how to overcome the under-development of a reading culture and the lack of appreciation for literary works, veteran poet Taufiq Ismail reminisced recently. "We were furious whenever we talked about the poor ...