Popularity of Literary Malay Magazine after the Second World War

M.A Hamedi, S.M Ezaleila, M.R Saleeh, N.S Zaliza, A.J Wahid


Various genres in modern literature can be found in the early Malay magazines. Even in the non-literary magazines, those elements were norms, be it in original or in translation forms. The elements were used as supplements to relay the message indirectly or to give readers some sort of amusement and easy reading of entertainment materials. Twenty one literary magazines were published after the Second World War until the Independence in 1957. Using the first two copies of these magazines, the study content analyses the element of literary works which include of poems, short stories, humor stories, anecdotes, and serialized novels. Besides, historical and official records were also negotiated as well as interviews with publishers and editors of those magazines who are still alive. The study among others found that literary magazine play a dominant role to raise the spirit of nationalism besides being used as a platform for enrichment of Malay literary works. In addition, a profile of the Malay literary magazine after the Second World War will be presented in this article.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s1p560

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