Leiden. KITLV. 2000. Stock ID #157458
Maps, black and white illustrations, xiv + 293pp, index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, tables, signed by the author, paperback cover extremities little wear, a good copy. This book is the first comprehensive study of the practice of kekawin poetry composition in Bali. Based on field research and a diverse range of palm leaf texts, it explores Balinese perceptions of kekawin composition and demonstrates the nexus between religion and the writing of these poems. Like kekawin from ancient Java, Balinese kekawin have been conceived as a mystical means of unification with divinity, as temples of language. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157458).