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ISBN-10: 1931896127
ISBN-13: 9781931896122
Publisher: Curbstone Press
Publish Date: 04/01/2005
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.40" W, 0.60" H

The Cemetery of Chua Village and Other Stories

Translator: Rosemary Nguyen
Translator: Wayne Karlin
Translator: Tuong Doung

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Price: $14.95

Overview

This seventh volume in the “Voices from Vietnam” series introduces U. S. readers to another major figure in modern Vietnamese letters: Doan Le. Noted for her versatility of style and her originality, she writes tales that are intensely human and universal, exploring such subjects as greed, marriage, divorce, aging and human rights. For the scholar, these stories give insight into Vietnamese culture after the “renovation”. For the general reader, these are stories that explore all the subtle enigmas of the human heart.

As Wayne Karlin notes in his introduction, “[She] is a master of allegory and gently complex satire…her stories can often be fantastical–Sholom Aleichem’s village of Helm channeled by Kafka through Our Town–or they can be deeply personal and realistic. In both cases they grow unabashedly from the real vicissitudes of her life.”

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"...Doan Le's gorgeous stories, socially astute and suffused with a warm humanity, are great news from Vietnam."

St. Petersburg Times

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Details

ISBN-10: 1931896127
ISBN-13: 9781931896122
Publisher: Curbstone Press
Publish Date: 04/01/2005
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.40" W, 0.60" H
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