Post Tagged with: "Vietnamese literature"

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Encountering censorship

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Encountering censorship

I leave for the airport in a couple hours, en route to Spain, for the Camino trip. I go directly from there to Vietnam. In selecting literature to discuss in Vietnam, I consulted a professor of Vietnamese literature who teaches in California. We soon discovered, from our tour operator in […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Why a new book for Vietnam?

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Why a new book for Vietnam?

Here was the headline in the book review section of the  Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper that caused me to stop and take notice. “Vincent Lam’s first novel, about Vietnam, has makings of a masterpiece.” Vincent Lam is an emergency  physician Toronto who also writes – very well.  His […]

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TODAY IN LITERATURE – “The Day Always Belongs to the Sun,’ by Tran Thanh Ha

TODAY IN LITERATURE – “The Day Always Belongs to the Sun,’ by Tran Thanh Ha

On of the things that strikes me over and over on our Classical Pursuits trips is the confirmation that however we may appear to differ across the ages, oceans and culture, in all essential ways, we are one human family. Maybe Shylock said it as well as any, “If you prick us, […]

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