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The Song of Kieu: A New Lament
The Song of Kieu: A New Lament
 
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Author : Nguyen Du (Author)
Publisher : Penguin Classics
ISBN# : 9780241360668
Pages : 166
Price :INR 399
Offer Price:INR 355
 
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 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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