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Traveller's Literary Companion #3: Vietnam: A Traveler's Literary Companion

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Since relations between the U.S. and Vietnam have normalized, many more people are traveling to this exotic country, previously closed to a generation of Western visitors. Vietnam provides one of the first chances for Americans to know the Vietnamese outside the context of war. Vietnamese have been telling stories for thousands of years, in poetry and in song, in Chinese script and then in Vietnamese nôm, and more recently, in novels and short stories. These 17 stories, from contemporary Vietnamese writers living in Vietnam and abroad, take the literary traveler to extraordinary places: from the jungle-clad mountain ranges of the North to the mysterious silence of the old capital along the Perfume River. Proximity of the spirit world, love of family, exhaustion from war, one's Confucian, Taoist, and Buddhist obligations, social protest, and the hunger for a better life — these are some of the concerns to be encountered in these thrilling landscapes. Contributors include Nguyen Huy Thiep, Linh Bao, Nguyen Ba Trac, Thich Duc Thien, Ho Anh Thai, Le Minh Khue, Doan Quoc Sy, Vu Bao, Duong Thu Huong, Andrew Q. Lam, Nguyen Qui Duc, Qui The, Bao Ninh, and Pham Thi Hoai.

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Since relations between the U.S. and Vietnam have normalized, many more people are traveling to this exotic country, previously closed to a generation of Western visitors. Vietnam provides one of the first chances for Americans to know the Vietnamese outside the context of war. Vietnamese have been telling stories for thousands of years, in poetry and in song, in Chinese script and then in Vietnamese nôm, and more recently, in novels and short stories. These 17 stories, from contemporary Vietnamese writers living in Vietnam and abroad, take the literary traveler to extraordinary places: from the jungle-clad mountain ranges of the North to the mysterious silence of the old capital along the Perfume River. Proximity of the spirit world, love of family, exhaustion from war, one's Confucian, Taoist, and Buddhist obligations, social protest, and the hunger for a better life — these are some of the concerns to be encountered in these thrilling landscapes. Contributors include Nguyen Huy Thiep, Linh Bao, Nguyen Ba Trac, Thich Duc Thien, Ho Anh Thai, Le Minh Khue, Doan Quoc Sy, Vu Bao, Duong Thu Huong, Andrew Q. Lam, Nguyen Qui Duc, Qui The, Bao Ninh, and Pham Thi Hoai.

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"Here are the best writers of my country, north and south". — Le Ly Hayslip "These stories convey something of the Vietnamese soul.... What a delight". — Rober Olen Butler "Uniformly excellent" — The VVA Veteran "John Balaban and Nguyen Qui Duc are excellent literary tour-guides to contemporary Vietnamese fiction". — John Barth

Synopsis:

Hanoi. The mysterious mountain jungles. The demimondes of the Hue court and the Saigon cafes. A rural commune. A raucous tailor shop. Just as they traverse wide landscapes, these seventeen stories by the best Vietnamese writers also harken through time to the roots of Vietnamese culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781883513023
Editor:
Balaban, John
Editor:
Duc, Nguyen Q.
Editor:
Silver, Katherine
Editor:
Balaban, John; Duc, Nguyn Qui
Editor:
Balaban, John
Editor:
Duc, Nguyen Q.
Author:
Balaban, John
Author:
Duc, Nguyn Qui
Author:
Qui Duc, Nguyen
Author:
Nguyen Qui Duc
Editor:
Silver, Katherine
Publisher:
Whereabouts Press
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Asia - Southeast
Subject:
Short stories, asian
Subject:
Travel-Southeast Asia
Edition Description:
Whereabouts
Series:
Traveller's Literary Companion
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in 9 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Since relations between the U.S. and Vietnam have normalized, many more people are traveling to this exotic country, previously closed to a generation of Western visitors. Vietnam provides one of the first chances for Americans to know the Vietnamese outside the context of war. Vietnamese have been telling stories for thousands of years, in poetry and in song, in Chinese script and then in Vietnamese nôm, and more recently, in novels and short stories. These 17 stories, from contemporary Vietnamese writers living in Vietnam and abroad, take the literary traveler to extraordinary places: from the jungle-clad mountain ranges of the North to the mysterious silence of the old capital along the Perfume River. Proximity of the spirit world, love of family, exhaustion from war, one's Confucian, Taoist, and Buddhist obligations, social protest, and the hunger for a better life — these are some of the concerns to be encountered in these thrilling landscapes. Contributors include Nguyen Huy Thiep, Linh Bao, Nguyen Ba Trac, Thich Duc Thien, Ho Anh Thai, Le Minh Khue, Doan Quoc Sy, Vu Bao, Duong Thu Huong, Andrew Q. Lam, Nguyen Qui Duc, Qui The, Bao Ninh, and Pham Thi Hoai.
"Synopsis" by , "Here are the best writers of my country, north and south". — Le Ly Hayslip "These stories convey something of the Vietnamese soul.... What a delight". — Rober Olen Butler "Uniformly excellent" — The VVA Veteran "John Balaban and Nguyen Qui Duc are excellent literary tour-guides to contemporary Vietnamese fiction". — John Barth
"Synopsis" by , Hanoi. The mysterious mountain jungles. The demimondes of the Hue court and the Saigon cafes. A rural commune. A raucous tailor shop. Just as they traverse wide landscapes, these seventeen stories by the best Vietnamese writers also harken through time to the roots of Vietnamese culture.
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