Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Vietnam by John Balaban

Since relations between the U.S. and Vietnam have normalized, many more people are traveling to this exotic country, previously closed to a generation of Western visitors. "Vietnam" provides one of the first chances for Americans to know the Vietnamese outside the context of war. Vietnamese have been telling stories for thousands of years, in poetry and in song, in Chinese script and then in Vietnamese nom, and more recently, in novels and short stories. These 17 stories, from contemporary Vietnamese writers living in Vietnam and abroad, take the literary traveler to extraordinary places: from the jungle-clad mountain ranges of the North to the mysterious silence of the old capital along the Perfume River. Proximity of the spirit world, love of family, exhaustion from war, one's Confucian, Taoist, and Buddhist obligations, social protest, and the hunger for a better life - these are some of the concerns to be encountered in these thrilling landscapes. Contributors include Nguyen Huy Thiep, Linh Bao, Nguyen Ba Trac, Thich Duc Thien, Ho Anh Thai, Le Minh Khue, Doan Quoc Sy, Vu Bao, Duong Thu Huong, Andrew Q. Lam, Nguyen Qui Duc, Qui The, Bao Ninh, and Pham Thi Hoai."

Buy Vietnam by John Balaban from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781883513023
ISBN-10: 1883513022
Format: Paperback
(185mm x 125mm x 18mm)
Pages: 239
Imprint: Whereabouts Press
Publisher: Whereabouts Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Vietnam by John Balaban

Book Reviews - Vietnam by John Balaban

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Vietnam book by John Balaban and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - John Balaban

John Balaban and Nguyen Qui Duc, Editors

Books By John Balaban

Path, Crooked Path by John Balaban
Paperback / softback, May 2006
CA DAO Vietnam by John Balaban
Paperback / softback, August 2003
Spring Essence by John Balaban
Paperback / softback, October 2000
Locusts at the Edge of Summer by John Balaban
Paperback / softback, December 1997