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Nam Cao's writings out in new editions

Update: November, 05/2015 - 09:43
The Kim Dong Publishing House has released new editions of writer Nam Cao's novel Song Mon (Marginal Live) and his short story collection Doi Mat (The Eyes). — Photo nxbkimdong.com.vn

HA NOI  (VNS) — The Kim Dong Publishing House has released new editions of writer Nam Cao's novel Song Mon (Marginal Live) and his short story collection Doi Mat (The Eyes).

The books are being released to mark the birth centenary of Nam Cao (1915-51), one of Viet Nam's outstanding writers of the 20th century.

Written in 1943, Song Mon refers to an important issue of the intellectuals of that era, particularly those who were full of eagerness and novel ideas, but whose lives were worn out because of worries about having means of subsistence.

Doi Mat is a collection of Nam Cao's short stories after the August 1945 Revolution. Doi Mat shows an attempt to change intellectuals and writers' views of peasantry.

A writer of the revolution who died fighting the French occupation, Nam Cao (born Tran Huu Tri) became an exemplary Vietnamese literary figure in the first half of the 20th century.

He is considered to have made a major contribution to the development of Vietnamese prose, and many of his works are regarded as classics of modern Vietnamese literature.

He is also regarded as a founder of the ‘new literature movement' of the newly independent Viet Nam. — VNS


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