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Nguyen Khai's documentary novel, Past Continuous(the fourth book in the Voices from Vietnam Series) gives a fascinating inside view of the North Vietnamese strategies during the American War in Vietnam. As the three narrators exchange reminiscences, we not only learn about the inner-workings of the liberation movement, but we also see the tensions that developed afterward in the post-war society. The novel dramatizes the histories, adventures, and emotions of three extraordinary people-a secret agent, a female battle commander, and a Catholic priest who sided with the revolution. In Nguyen Khai we have a Vietnamese Graham Greene exploring the revolution through the minds of three very different consciousnesses. The book includes an introduction by Series Editor Wayne Karlin and an afterward detailing the major events in Nguyen Khai's life and commentary on the importance of his contribution to Vietnamese literature.

Nguyen Khaiwas born in 1930 in is the author of fifteen novels and short story collections, and is veteran of both the Hanoi and now lives in Ho Chi Minh City. One of Vietnam's most acclaimed writers, the French and American wars.

Series Editor Wayne Karlinis the author of five novels, including Prisoners,which won The Paterson Fiction Prize in 1999. He is the co-editor, with Le Minh Khue and Truong Vu, of Curbstone's popular anthology The Other Side of Heaven: Postwar Fiction by Vietnamese and American Writers.

Also Available in the New Voices from Vietnam Series

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#3 Against the Floodby Ma Van Khang

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Synopsis:

Nguyen Khai's documentary novel, Past Continuous, published in the early 1980s before the "doi moi" policy was introduced, gives a fascinating inside view of North Vietnamese views and strategies during the American War in Vietnam. As the three narrators exchange reminiscences, we not only learn about the inner-workings of the liberation movement, but we also see the tensions that developed afterward in their post-war society. The novel dramatizes the histories, adventures, and emotions of three extraordinary people-- a secret agent, a female battalion commander, and a Catholic priest who supported the revolution. In Nguyen Khai, we have a Vietnamese Graham Greene exploring the revolution through the minds of three very different consciousnesses.

About the Author

Nguyen Khai was born in 1930 in Hanoi and now lives in Ho Chi Minh City. One of Vietnam's best writers, he is the author of fifteen novels and short story collections, and veteran of both the French and American wars.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781880684788
Editor:
Karlin, Wayne
Translator:
Hoa, Phan Thanh
Editor:
Karlin, Wayne
Author:
Khai, Nguyen
Author:
Karlin, Wayne
Author:
Nguyyen, Khai
Publisher:
Curbstone Press
Location:
Willimantic, CT
Subject:
General
Subject:
Vietnam
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Voices from Vietnam
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
190
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.5 in

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Nguyen Khai's documentary novel, Past Continuous, published in the early 1980s before the "doi moi" policy was introduced, gives a fascinating inside view of North Vietnamese views and strategies during the American War in Vietnam. As the three narrators exchange reminiscences, we not only learn about the inner-workings of the liberation movement, but we also see the tensions that developed afterward in their post-war society. The novel dramatizes the histories, adventures, and emotions of three extraordinary people-- a secret agent, a female battalion commander, and a Catholic priest who supported the revolution. In Nguyen Khai, we have a Vietnamese Graham Greene exploring the revolution through the minds of three very different consciousnesses.
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