Bali Discovery Tours
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Going Bali? - Consider
reading these books!
To shorten the time before your upcoming trip
to the Island of the Gods read some of our suggestions
from the following reading list.
All books are available at your favourite online
or offline bookshop.
Our Reading List
A Tale of Bali. Oxford University Press, Singapore.
First published in 1937, a fictionalized
account of the ritual suicide, cum massacre,
which occurred in South Bali 1906. Vicki
Baum was an Academy Award winning screenwriter.
Her Balinese novel, inspired during a stay
with Walter Spies, provides wonderful reading.
Miguel. Island of Bali. Oxford University Press, Singapore.
Originally printed in 1937, this book written
by a Mexican painter still represents one
of the best anthropological studies of Bali
and its people.
Diana. The Painted Alphabet: a novel. Houghton Miffin, Boston, 1992.
An enchanting story loosely based on the
Dukuh Siladi folk-tale.
Dr. Anak Agung Made. Balinese Painting. Oxford University Press, Singapore, 1986.
An excellent overview of the various schools
of Balinese painting.
Dr. Anak Agung Made. The Birthmark: Memoirs
of a Balinese Prince. Periplus Editions, Singapore, 1997.
The autobiographical account of the life
of the son of the last Raja of Karangasem
whose memories span early life in the palace
and a carreer spent working in international
health before returning home to Bali in
the late 1970's.
Guthrie and Juliette Morillot, and Irene
Toh, (editors). BALI: Knopf Guides. Alfred A, Knopf, Inc., New York, 1996.
Balinese specialists and academics combine
to provide the most thoughtful guide on
Bali yet to be produced.
Brigitta and Marie-Louise Nabholz-Kartschoff
and Urs Ramseyer. Balinese Textiles. Periplus Editions, Singapore, 1991.
A comprehensive overview of the various
Balinese textile traditions found in Bali.
Colin. A House in Bali. Oxford University Press, Singapore.
First published in 1944 the story of a young
American musicologist who made his home
on the Sayan Ridge area near Ubud.
Colin. Music in Bali: A Study in Form and
Instrumental Organization in Balinese Orchestral
Music. Da Capo Press, New York.
First published in 1976. A comprehensive
study of Balinese musical forms.