A History of Classical Malay Literature – Richard Winstedt

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A History of Classical Malay Literature – Richard Winstedt

S$130.00

Title: A History of Classical Malay Literature

Author: Sir Richard Winstedt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur, 1969. 3rd edition.

Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Very good. Minor rubbing and wear to dust jacket, some foxing to edges. Interior clean, binding tight. 323 pp. App. 8.5″ by 5.5″.

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From jacket flap

‘Anyone who surveys the field of Malay Literature will be struck by the amazing abundance of its foreign flora and the rarity of indigenous growths.’ Sir Richard Winstedt, in this book first published in 1939 by the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society and now reset from the second edition of 1961, shows that classical Malay literature was influenced considerably by foreign material, particularly from India. ‘Malay folk-lore, even, is borrowed, most of it, from the vast storehouse of Indian legend….’ The book contains an appendix on the outlines of twelve Malay Hikayat and a full bibliography. Sir Richard Winstedt was an outstanding scholar in the field of Malay History and Literature and this edition makes available again the standard work on classical Malay literature.