Mengasah Kalam: Membina Kritikan Sastera di Singapura (Jilid 1) (Sharpening the Pen, Volume 1)


Publisher: Unggun Creative
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Shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2020 (Malay, Creative Nonfiction)

Isi kumpulan “Mengasah Kalam” adalah mengenai tiga esei jang saja tulis mengenai kritikan sastera Melaju Singapura. Pertama adalah mengenai situasi kritik sastera jang tandus sekitaran antara tahun 1950 hingga tahun 1981. Kemudian bahagian keduanja adalah mengenai tulisan cerpen dan puisi jang ditulis oleh penulis-penulis sekitaran antara tahun 1985-an, jang hanja menjentuh tentang hal-hal remah saja, jang tidak menjentuh tentang benar-benar keadaan masjarakat Melaju ketika itu. Sedang bahagian ketiga, adalah hasil tulisan-tulisan cerpen jang ditulis sekitaran tahun 2018 jang masih lemah tidak menampakkan kekutannja. Sedang tiga esei lagi adalah mengenai perkembangan Bahasa Melaju dan kebuajaan Melaju dewasa ini.

The contents of the “Mengasah Kalam” (Sharpening of Words” collection is about three essays that I wrote about Malay literary criticism in Singapore. The first is about the situation regarding literary criticism that lay barren between the years 1950 to 1981. Then the second part is about the writing of short stories and poems that were written by writers in the years between 1985, which only touches on trivialities, they do not touch on the real situation of the Malay community of the time. Whereas in the third part, there are short stories that were written around 2018 that are still weak and with no apparent strengths. Three more essays are about the development of the Malay language and the Malay community of recent times.

About the Author
Suratman Markasan berkhidmat sebagai Penolong Pengarah Pengajian Melayu & Tamil di Kementerian Pendidikan Singapura. Dia juga seorang anggota ASAS’50 sejak 1954, seorang hakim untuk Anugerah Sastera ASEAN Pertama pada tahun 1977, dan dilantik sebagai ahli jawatankuasa untuk Kongres Penyair Sedunia pada tahun 1989. Antara anugerah yang diperolehinya ialah Anugerah Penulis Asia Tenggara, Anugerah Sastera Montblanc-NUS Centre for Arts, Anugerah Sasterawan Nusantara, Anugerah Tun Seri Lanang, Anugerah Pingat Budaya Singapura dan Anugerah Sastera MASTERA.

Suratman Markasan was Assistant Director of Malay and Tamil Studies and lecturer at the Institute of Education. He has been a member of ASAS ’50 since 1954, a judge for the first ASEAN Literary Award in 1977, and was elected committee member of the World Congress of Poets in 1989. He has won the S.E.A. Write Award, the Montblanc-NUS Centre for the Arts Literary Awards, Nusantara Literary Award, the Anugerah Sasterawan Nusantara and the Cultural Medallion, among others.

ISBN: 9789811407239
Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 110
Year Published: 2019
Language: Malay

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