Cinta, belum berakar jauh

Old Curiosity Shop (Charles Dickens)

Kedai yang diwatakkan Dickens melalui novelnya

Saya membaca ini dari The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street (1974) oleh Helene Hanff:

I mean Dickens is the national household god….every living soul tells you where Mr Pickwick dined and where the Old Curiosity Shop is and Do see the house on Doughty Street where Oliver Twist was written and This is Camden Town, where Bob Cratchit lived and The-porter-will-show-you-where-Dickens-wrote-Great-Expectations.

….The Dickens House is furnished much as it was when he lived in it, and the room at the back of the house where he worked has a complete set of Dickens first editions. Walls of every room are crammed with cases of Dickens memorabilia – letters, drawings, cartoons, theatre programs with his name in the cast list….All the tourists going through the house, mostly from ‘the U.K.’, knew every character and every incident depicted in every drawing and cartoon. Just incredible.

Warna Sukma Usia Muda (Arena Wati)

Siapakah yang bertuah dapat menelusuri pelayaran Abdul Rahim?

ranjau-sepanjang-jalan

Latar bumi mana yang menyimpan cerita Jeha & Lahuma?

Sayangnya, saya tidak pernah ambil tahu di mana Lahuma dan Jeha sebenarnya bersawah tani dalam Ranjau Sepanjang Jalan (1972). Tidak pernah tahu di sudut mana Masjid Negara (atau Masjid Jamek?) A. Samad Said menulis Puisi Al-Aminnya (1999). Tidak pernah terdetik menjejak destinasi perjalanan laut Abdul Rahim dalam Warna Sukma Usia Muda (2005). Tidak pernah.

Cinta saya pada susastera bangsa, sejujurnya belum berakar jauh.

Belum berakar  jauh.

Jauh.

Berakar.

Belum.

Najibah Abu Bakar

Pemilik BukuRia, berlatar belakang bidang perpustakaan dan sains maklumat serta mempunyai sedikit pengalaman menulis di beberapa akhbar dan majalah tempatan.

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