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Dương, Thu Hương

Works: 69 works in 361 publications in 11 languages and 5,574 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bildungsromans  War fiction  Political fiction  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PL4378.9.D759, 895.92233
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Most widely held works by Thu Hương Dương
Paradise of the blind by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

48 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now, at last, comes the first Vietnamese novel ever translated and published in North America. Duong Thu Huong is Vietnam's most beloved and outspoken novelist. In Paradise of the Blind she has created a devastating portrait of three women fighting to maintain their dignity in a society that expects ever greater sacrifices from them. Paradise of the Blind is a rich, sensuous journey through a Vietnam never seen before. In images of astonishing grace and power, and through her unforgettable gallery of women, Duong Thu Huong dazzles the reader with her ability to evoke the colors, the foods, the smells, and the age-old rituals of her country. At the center of the novel is Hang, a young woman forced to grow up too fast in the slums of Hanoi and the turbulence of modern Vietnam. Duong Thu Huong brilliantly captures Hang's rebellion against her mother and the loneliness of her search for self. There is Hang's mother, who watches, powerless, as her life is shattered by a fanatical political campaign led by her own brother. And there is the mysterious Aunt Tam, who has accumulated wealth and bitterness in equal parts and seeks to pass on both to her niece, Hang. The intoxicating beauty of the Vietnamese countryside, the hunger, the pride, the endurance of ordinary Vietnamese people confronted with the hypocrisy and corruption that surround them - all are here in this moving and lyrical novel. With the publication of Paradise of the Blind comes the introduction of a world-class storyteller whose extraordinary sensitivity and courage have captivated a generation of Vietnamese readers
Novel without a name by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a North Vietnamese soldier, from his enlistment full of idealism, to his disillusionment after 10 years of war. The writer, who lives in Hanoi, is an advocate of human rights. In 1991 she spent seven months in jail for her political beliefs after being expelled from the Communist party. She wrote Paradise of the Blind
Memories of a pure spring by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memories of a Pure Spring tells the story of a singer and her composer husband and explores their relationship's passionate in the midst of war -- and tragic end in its aftermath. Huong portrays the chaos of modern Vietnam, vividly depicting the betrayal she and a generation of Vietnamese artists and writers experienced after the war: the persecution of those unwilling to bend to the censors, the inhuman conditions inside "re-education" prison camps, the midnight escapes by boat, and the corruption that gnaws at the heart of the new regime they brought to power
No man's land : a novel by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This tragic twist of fate sets the stage for Duong Thu Huong's tale of three individuals whose destinies are inextricably linked and irrevocably altered by the absurdity of war. As the riveting story unfolds, each of the parties in this fateful love triangle struggles to reconcile personal happiness with traditional values of duty and selflessness. Together, these characters offer a devastating portrait of a people sacrificed on the altar of war and to a cult of heroism."--Jacket
Beyond illusions by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in Vietnam in 1987, Beyond Illusions established the author as one of the major voices of her generation, selling more than 100,000 copies, an astonishing figure given the then impoverished state of the country. Now available for the first time in translation, this daring debut novel is sure to confirm Huong's international reputation as both the most lyrical and the most lucid analyst of her country. This arresting work opens with a woman named Linh staring at her sleeping husband, Nguyen, with a mixture of bewilderment and disgust. She strains to remember how she, as a young student, once linked her destiny to his. A scruffy yet romantic professor of literature, Nguyen had captivated Linh with his youthful optimism and lofty moral values. During their first years together, the couple struggled to make ends meet in the penury and deprivation of postwar Vietnam. But when Nguyen left academia to become a journalist, he confronted the harsh reality of the Party and the crushing weight of its bureaucracy. Torn between his outrage at the rampant corruption and hypocrisy of the Communist party, and the need to provide for his family, Nguyen ultimately surrendered to the propaganda machine, censoring his own articles and fabricating statistics to keep his job. Having recently discovered the truth about her husband, Linh's heroic vision of him is now shattered and she decides to leave him rather than betray their shared principles. But soon, she too must confront the realities of a country where power has corrupted even love, where fear has silenced all but the bravest, and only flatterers and opportunists survive
The zenith by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... An intimate, imagined account of the final months in the life of President Ho Chi Minh at an isolated mountaintop compound where he is imprisoned both physically and emotionally, weaving his story in with those of his wife's brother-in-law, an elder in a small village town, and a close friend and political ally, to explore how we reconcile the struggles of the human heart with the external world."--Provided by publisher
Hành trình ngày thơ á̂u by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in French and Vietnamese and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman d'aventures. Roman de société
Terre des oublis by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman de société. Roman d'amour
De hemel boven Vietnam by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Dutch and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een oude man in Vietnam kijkt terug op zijn bewogen leven en de even bewogen recente Vietnamese geschiedenis
Histoire d'amour racontée avant l'aube by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in French and Vietnamese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuyện tình kẻ̂ trước lúc rạng đông by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in Vietnamese and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De schim van mijn liefde by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge, inmiddels hertrouwde Vietnamese wordt geconfronteerd met de onverwachte terugkomst van haar eerste man, een soldaat die negen jaar vermist werd
Au zenith : roman by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman personnel. Roman historique
Quang doi danh mat : tieu thuyet by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in Vietnamese and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chân dung người hàng xóm by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in Vietnamese and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myosotis : roman by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman tissé de souvenirs et nourri de lyrisme des voix et des odeurs de l'enfance qui nous laisse éblouis devant tant d'enthousiasme face à la médiocrité, à la déchéance douloureuse et au désespoir porté par Hung, le véritable héros du livre qui ne parvient plus à s'accorder à lui-même et à son art. Ce roman paraît en France avant même sa publication au Vietnam
Các vĩ nhân tin̉h lẻ : tập truyện ngá̆n by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in Vietnamese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les collines d'eucalyptus : roman by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman de société
Sanctuaire du coeur by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fugue de Thanh plonge dans la stupeur ses parents, un couple de professeurs respectés, ainsi que toute la petite ville proche de Hanoi où vit cette famille modèle. À seize ans, le jeune homme était promis à un brillant avenir et n'avait jamais donné le moindre signe de trouble ni de rébellion. Quand on le retrouve quatorze ans plus tard - en 1999, le temps du récit -, il est devenu gigolo, entretenu par une femme d'affaires rencontrée dans la maison close de Saigon où il exerçait ses talents de prostitué. Comment - et pourquoi - ce jeune homme sans histoires en est arrivé là, c'est ce que dévoile ce roman diaboliquement construit. Thanh a tout le temps, pendant ses longues journées dans la villa de la côte que seuls rythment des dîners dans des établissements de luxe, de se remémorer son passé. Ses jeunes années sont autant de souvenirs lumineux : elles ont été à jamais marquées par la présence radieuse de Tra My, son amie de toujours, la petite fille que ses parents avaient recueillie et dont il était tombé éperdument amoureux. Sa descente aux enfers après sa fugue vient en sombre contrepoint de cette enfance heureuse : les scènes époustouflantes de son arrestation par erreur dans un hôtel de passe, de son emprisonnement avec des droit commun ou de sa rencontre avec le proxénète qui l'a embauché donnent à Duong Thu Huong la matière d'un portrait sans appel d'une société vietnamienne déstabilisée et corrompue que dominent le sexe, le pouvoir et l'argent. Quand Thanh ne supporte plus sa vie oisive d'objet sexuel et qu'il décide de prendre un nouveau départ, il ne peut s'empêcher de buter sur le traumatisme subi lors de ses seize ans. La scène qui le hante, et dont son propre père est l'acteur principal, donne la clé de sa dérive et du roman tout entier. La question sous-jacente que pose en effet Duong Thu Huong tout au long de ce livre consacré aux enfants des hommes et des femmes de sa génération, celle qui s'est battue pour des idéaux et qui ne se reconnaît pas dans le Vietnam d'aujourd'hui, est déchirante : qu'avons-nous fait à nos enfants ? quel monde leur laissons-nous ?
Liebesgeschichte, vor der Morgendämmerung erzählt by Thu Hương Dương( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Paradise of the blind
Alternative Names
Dương Thu Hương

Dương, Thu Hương 1947-

Dương Thu Hương écrivaine vietnamienne

Duong Thu Huong escritora vietnamita

Dương Thu Hương schrijfster uit Vietnam

Dương Thu Hương scriitoare vietnameză

Duong Thu Huong scrittrice vietnamita

Duong Thu Huong Vietnamese writer

Dương Thu Hương vietnamesische Schriftstellerin und Dissidentin

Huong 1947- (Duong Thu)

Huong, Duong T.

Hương, Dương Thu

Hương, Dương Thu 1947-

Thu Hương, Dương 1947-

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French (100)

Vietnamese (82)

English (73)

German (12)

Italian (4)

Spanish (4)

Dutch (4)

Japanese (3)

Catalan (3)

Korean (1)

Thai (1)

Novel without a nameMemories of a pure springNo man's land : a novelBeyond illusionsTerre des oublis