Book Title: The birds Manyar
Author: Yusuf Biliarta Mangunwijaya
Publisher: Djambatan, Jakarta
Mold: the 11th, August 2001
Thickness: 262 pages
From an early age and Larasati Setadewa friends. Brajabasuki named Setadewa father, a captain in the Royal Netherlands Army Indisch (KNIL), Royal Netherlands Indies Army. His mother was Marice, a female descendant. Born as a child Setadewa Kolong, child soldiers living in barracks. Setadewa have Teto nickname, while Larasati Atik name. Small Setadewa time, the Captain did not leave tracks Brajabasuki lost when the era Japanese population. Then the mistress Marice Japanese army, although he did not want it. But he was forced by circumstances, if you do not want to be a Japanese soldier’s mistress, the husband, father Teto will die.
As an adult, Teto desire choose to be the Dutch army. Mayoor Verbruggen he met with a letter, accompanied by her mother. Apparently Mayoor Verbruggen is a former lover first time mother. Teto reason chose to become soldiers Netherlands Indies Civil Administration (NICA) is the latent anger to the Japanese who had forced her into concubinage. He also thinks that the people who are traitors against the Dutch, including the people of the Republic. Meanwhile, Atik was a nationalist girl who really hates Dutch people. In fact, he worked as a volunteer administration in an institution owned by the Indonesian government. Even so, Teto still love and respect Atik Atik father’s family, Antana.
When battles occur, and the Dutch finally defeated, after it left the country Teto Indonesia. He changed professions and became a computer expert to work as a production manager Pacific Oil Wells Company. At one point, Setadewa returned to Indonesia and unplanned he intends to attend exam Atik dissertation. In the event, he did not see Atik. That Atik and her husband, Janakatamsi, who visited Teto where he was staying. Atik Teto to take home to meet with Mrs. Antana, who then requested that Teto willing to be a brother to Atik. Finally, a fatal accident and Janakatamsi Atik, her husband, when they left for pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Mecca. The aircraft is boarded Martiair Jana Atik and crashed into a hill near Colombo, Sri Lanka. Be the first of their three children orphaned. Then consider a third Setadewa and Jana Atik child as his own children. Teto did not marry again. For him, enough to become Mrs. Antana mother and grandmother to three children.
Themes: The story of a young man who felt like a failure in life because of the trauma of the past.
Background / Setting: Happened to the modern era with different backgrounds of life: the past, the revolution, and the Japanese colonial period as well as Dutch. This story happened in Indonesia (Jakarta and Bogor).
Plot: The story line in the novel Manyar Bird-Bird is using advanced flow, where every event is always moving forward in accordance with the rotation time.
Point of View: People Satadewa Teto or youth is seen as a failure in life. He is regarded as being in accordance with his birds manyar. He prefers a Dutch interests than with their own people, he even participated in the revolt against the army of the Republic.
Figure Larasati is a highly educated woman. He is loyal to the Nusa Bangsanya own. In his life he used to serve on the Land water.
Mandate: The message that the author wanted to show to the public at the time that the devotion of his own nation a better and more honorable than to serve the nation in another (the Netherlands). This is the example of a character named Satadewa who devoted his life to the Netherlands, eventually he had to bear the shame of His people alone.
Writing style / Majas: The language used in the novel Manyar Bird-Bird is slang or not the standard language.
Book Title: The birds Manyar