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Author Effendy, Tenas, author
Title Rumah : an ode to the Malay house / Tenas Effendy
Imprint Penang, Malaysia : Areca Books, 2014
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  PL5089.E31 R9 2014    AVAILABLE    30600020089851
Descript 112 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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Note English and Malay
"Foreword by Lat ; preface by Ken Yeang"
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-110)
Foreword / Lat -- Preface / Ken Yeang -- Introduction -- The poet -- Rumah : an ode to the Malay House -- Glossary -- The traditional Riau-Malay House -- Bibliography -- Credits
Text in English ; poems and foreword in Malay with a parallel English translation
"Rumah is a collection of old Riau⁰?????³Malay rhymed sayings originally gathered and published by Tenas Effendy. Referred to in Malay literature as "Ungkapan," these eloquent stanzas depict the Malay house as a metaphor for the passage of life, the responsibilities of parenthood, the social observances of communal living, and the obligations of existing harmoniously with nature. Together, they form a complex work that vividly illustrates the values of customary law, etiquette, cultural protocols and religious tenets as cherished within a Malay home. The sayings themselves beautifully capture and radiate the warmth of a graceful Malay kampung house cast within the idyllic setting of a lush tropical oasis. Rumah has been elegantly translated by Raimy Che-Ross and richly illustrated by Ahmad Harun."--Dust jacket
Subject Malay poetry -- History and criticism
Malays (Asian people) -- Dwellings -- Poetry
Malays (Asian people) -- Social life and customs -- Poetry
Architecture, Domestic -- Malay Peninsula -- Poetry
Architecture, Domestic -- Indonesia -- Sumatra -- Poetry
Malay poetry -- Translations into English
Alt Author Lat, writer of supplementary textual content
Yeang, Ken, 1948- writer of preface
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