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Vietnam A Traveler's Literary CompanionIn Vietnamese nôm and 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 w. Read for my Vietnam Travel Seminar I didn't love all of the stories in this collection and don't feel that many of them tell me much about the place which is something I would expect out of a traveler's literary companion I actually did try to read this while traveling through Vietnam but found I didn't have enough time What's the book is missing some of the places I traveled to and has some odd generalized categories like rivers and jungles The jungle category kind of makes sense as this is a defining feature of the country but I would have preferred to see region specific stories instead of very vague ones in this kind of collectionDespite my issue with the anthology itself a majority of the stories are excellent and engaging and I would highly recommend them as great examples of Vietnamese writers just don't expect to travel while reading them

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Since relations between the US and Vietnam have normalized many 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. This is a collection of Vietnamese short stories from famous native authors The rhythm of many of the stories is different than Western writing so one story I just couldn't parse Most though were interesting and allowed another glimpse into a fascinating country

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Vietnam A Traveler's Literary Companion Download Á PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB å Since relations between the US and Vietnam have normalized many 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 tAr 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 uoc Sy Vu Bao Duong Thu Huong Andrew Lam Nguyen ui Duc ui The Bao Ninh and Pham Thi Hoai. I really liked this book of short stories some very touching and felt closer to the country than through most of the other books I have read Definitely recommend it for folks living or traveling in Vietnam