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Nguyen Du The Song of Kieu

A New Lament

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U Lužického semináře 10, Malá Strana

Book information

Penguin Books Ltd

UK

2019

Paperback

240

Standard

298086

978-0-241-36066-8

0-241-36066-8

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

Annotation

Ever since it exploded into Vietnam's cultural life two centuries ago, The Song of Kieu has been one of that nation's most beloved and defining central myths. It recounts the tragic fate of the beautiful singer and poet Kieu, who agrees to marry to save her family from debt but is tricked into working in a brothel. Over the course of a swift-moving story involving kidnap, war, jealous wives and rebel heroes, she will become a queen, wife, nun, slave, victim and avenger, surviving through the strength of her words and her wits alone. Translated with an introduction by Timothy Allen

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