Chi la do choi

Chi la do choi

by Trinh Y Thu
Chi la do choi

Chi la do choi

by Trinh Y Thu


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This book comprises a collection of essays on Vietnamese literature and culture in general, modern and ancient. Writing in a forceful style, epigrammatic and humorous at times, the author touches many aspects of modern-day literature in Vietnam and diasporas in a down-to-earth fashion, critical but also entertaining to read. Following is a reply from a reader who has read the book in advance:
"A skilled writer, Trinh Y Thu carefully uses his wealth of knowledge of the subject-matter in a convincing manner. His use of humor here and there across the essays makes the book lively, attractive and easy to follow. The author cites many ancient and modern scholars in the book and uses a bevy of anecdotal stories to highlight and emphasize the broad themes. World literature, with author's writing skills, come into focus as the author expertly expounds and interprets them in details, which make it easier for the readers to absorb the deeper conveying literate sense beneath the story." – Tieu Bich, Pasedena, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781078710305
Publisher: Kim Idynne
Publication date: 08/31/2019
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Trinh Y Thu is a Vietnamese writer, poet, translator, who has been living in the US for the last 45 years. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books of poems and short stories. His translation of the novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being by the Czech novelist Milan Kundera is considered the best in its genre. He is also praised for his translation of English literature into Vietnamese like Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf.
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