Republishing Folktales: Their Audiences, Readers, and Influences in Modern Indonesian Literature

Republishing Folktales: Their Audiences, Readers, and Influences in Modern Indonesian Literature

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Title of the Text: Republishing Folktales: Their Audiences, Readers, and Influences in Modern Indonesian Literature

Author/s of the Text: Sudarmoko

Title of the Journal/Publication: Kritika Kultura

URL or web address: http://journals.ateneo.edu/ojs/index.php/kk/article/view/KK2016.02708

Main Idea: The paper presents an exploration of the republishing of traditional oral stories or folktales into printed form.

Evidences that supports the main idea:

  • The republishing of the traditional oral stories or folktales have caused changes on the stories. So as the oral story or folktales is transcribed by the writer, its flow becomes dependent on the writer’s understanding to the original oral story or folktales.
  • The narrative structure (the way the traditional oral story or folktales were told) and the use of different media also play a role why changes occur when it is published on a paper.
  • The original version of the folktales have been altered to suit the book’s form. It is explored based on its’ popularity to gain more readers of the printed version.
  • The republishing of traditional literature help in shaping the profile of the audience or readers.
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