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Title: Mystical Elements in the Novels of Marah Rusli
Authors: Alexander Stark 
Khairul Hisyam Baharuddin 
Ariezal Afzan Hassan 
Nazatul Syima Mohd Nasir 
Keywords: Balai Pustaka;Indonesian Novel;Marah Rusli;Mystical Elements
Issue Date: 2024
Publisher: Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Journal: Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities 
Marah Rusli is widely recognized as a prominent figure in Indonesian literature, particularly in the field of writing novels. He is regarded as the 'father' of contemporary Indonesian fiction. His well-known writings, including Sitti Nurbaya, were the subject of numerous analyses. The mystical components, another aspect of Marah Rusli's writing that appears to be recurrent, will be examined by the researchers in this article. The findings indicate that Marah Rusli, despite being aligned with modernist ideals and expressing criticism towards traditional Minangkabau rituals, exhibited a profound inclination towards mystical concepts that can be characterized as rooted in folk beliefs. His autobiographical novel Memang Jodoh, in particular, includes numerous mystical influences and illustrates supernatural events. For the reader, this fact is fascinating as it provides new, important background information about the work of Marah Rusli.
ISSN: 2504-8562
DOI: 10.47405/mjssh.v9i1.2648
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