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Taufik Ismail Biography | Poet

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Taufiq Ismail is an Indonesian poet and activist. Ismail figured prominently in Indonesian literature of the post- Sukarno period and is considered one of the pioneers of the "Generation of '66". He completed his education at the University of Indonesia. Before becoming active as a writer, he taught at the Institut Pertanian Bogor. In 1963, he signed the "Cultural Manifesto"; a document that opposed linking art to politics. This cost him his teaching position at the Institut.


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