|The new edition of the epic poem Truyen Kieu has been printed on soft paper and its illustrations have been collected from various ancient Kieu writings. — Photo ongbachau.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The latest edition of the epic poem entitled Truyen Kieu (Tale of Kieu) was released by Tre Publishing House and the Association of Kieu Studies' document department on November 24.
The new edition and a special version have been released to mark the 250th birth anniversary of celebrated poet Nguyen Du.
Printed in both Nom (ancient Vietnamese ideographic script ) and Vietnamese romanised script, along with modern–style annotations, the new edition is the brainchild of researchers, professors and poets from well-known universities and institutes of Ha Noi.
In comparison with the ordinary Kieu version, more than 400 letters have been restored in the new copy, which also approaches the classic work with a modern interpretation.
The new edition has been printed on soft paper and the illustrations have been collected from various ancient Kieu writings. — VNS