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Mountain river : Vietnamese poetry from the wars, 1948-1993 : a bilingual collection

Author: Kevin Bowen; Chung Ba Nguyen; Bruce Weigl
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This bilingual collection affirms the importance of poetry in the formation and perpetuation of Vietnamese national identity. The poems testify to the centrality of war in Vietnamese history and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mountain river.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607093590
Online version:
Mountain river.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607896411
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Bowen; Chung Ba Nguyen; Bruce Weigl
ISBN: 1558491406 9781558491403 1558491414 9781558491410
OCLC Number: 38426115
Description: xxx, 266 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Field of Vision in Vietnamese Poetry / Nguyen Ba Chung --
Full Moon in January / Ho Chi Minh --
Western Advance / Quang Dung --
The Sim Flower Lavender / Huu Loan --
Beautiful and Loving Days Gone By / Pham Ho --
Remembering / Nguyen Dinh Thi --
Missing the Eastern Region / Xuan Mien --
Uncle Doesn't Sleep Tonight / Minh Hue --
Afternoon Rain on Route / Tham Tam --
Pham Hong Thai / To Huu --
The Couple of the Mountains / Vu Cao --
Bright Starry Night / Nguyen Binh --
Native Village / Giang Nam --
Return to Tuyen / Xuan Dieu --
When Will You Return? / Hoang Trung Thong --
Condolence to a Friend / Hoang Loc --
Bombing at Seng Phen / Pham Tien Duat --
The Red Farewell / Nguyen My --
I Returned to My Native Village / Le Anh Xuan --
The Lamp Standing Guard / Chinh Huu --
Emily, My Daughter / To Huu --
The Division / Pham Ngoc Canh --
Drum and Fire / Nguyen Xuan Tham --
Wave / Xuan Quynh --
A Garden in the City / Luu Quang Vu.
Responsibility: edited by Kevin Bowen, Nguyen Ba Chung, and Bruce Weigl.

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