Sastri Sunarti, Erli Yetti


Indonesian Revolution and Nationalism in the 1950s were still become a hot topic and were widely discussed by the writers, considering that Indonesia as a new Republic had its own social and political problems by the way of a newly independent nation. This study reports on how the Revolution and Nationalism of Indonesia was represented in the literature works especially in of the novel published in the 1950s. Therefore, this study uses descriptive analytical methods which provide a systematic, actual, and accurate painting of the facts, properties, and relationships between the phenomena investigated (Nasir, 1988, p. 65). The technique of collecting data is based on literature studies, where data are chosen and selected according to research interests. In this research the focalization and narrative techniques are used to reveal the issue of revolution and nationalism in the novel. In addition, the novels of 1950’s is the result of reciprocal influence between various social and structural factors. Thus the novel published in the 1950s can be treated as one of the “historical documents” that describes the socio-political phenomena in Indonesia during that time.


Revolution; nationalism; Indonesian novels of 1950s; history; document

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