Sureq, Lontaraq, Toloq: Manuskrip dan ragam sastera Bugis

Sirtjo Koolhof, (2007) Sureq, Lontaraq, Toloq: Manuskrip dan ragam sastera Bugis. SARI: Jurnal Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, 25 . pp. 171-186. ISSN 0127-2721


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Since the 1970s, Bugis written literature has been usually classified into two categories, sureq (literature, belles lettres) and lontaraq (prose texts with a more practical orientation, often of a historiographic nature). Although most scholars accept this classification, the Bugis manuscript tradition does not support this dichotomy. In this article, the use of these terms, as well as the term toloq (usually translated as ‘heroic poem’) is analyzed based on the manuscript tradition. This analysis finds no support for the use of these terms for literary genres, but shows instead that they refer to manuscripts as physical objects and that their use to classify genres of literature is artificial

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Bugis literature; literature genre; manuscripts; South Sulawesi
Journal:International Journal of the Malay World and Civilisation (Formerly SARI)
ID Code:1107
Deposited By: Ms. Nor Ilya Othman
Deposited On:10 May 2011 04:54
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:28

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