Novel Without a Name by Dương Thu HươngA piercing, unforgettable tale of the horror and spiritual weariness of war, Novel Without a Name will shatter every preconception Americans have about what happened in the jungles of Vietnam. With Duong Thu Huong, whose Paradise of the Blind was published to high critical acclaim in 1993, Vietnam has found a voice both lyrical and stark, powerful enough to capture the conflict that left millions dead and spiritually destroyed her generation. Banned in the authors native country for its scathing dissection of the day-to-day realities of life for the Vietnamese during the final years of the Vietnam War, Novel Without a Name invites comparison with All Quiet on the Western Front and other classic works of war fiction. The war is seen through the eyes of Quan, a North Vietnamese bo doi (soldier of the people) who joined the army at eighteen, full of idealism and love for the Communist party and its cause of national liberation. But ten years later, after leading his platoon through almost a decade of unimaginable horror and deprivation, Quan is disillusioned by his odyssey of loss and struggle. Furloughed back to his village in search of a fellow soldier, Quan undertakes a harrowing, solitary journey through the tortuous jungles of central Vietnam and his own unspeakable memories.
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Gadsby is a novel by Ernest Vincent Wright written as a lipogram , which does not include words that contain the letter E. The plot revolves around the dying fictional city of Branton Hills, which is revitalized as a result of the efforts of protagonist John Gadsby and a youth group he organizes. Though vanity published and little noticed in its time, the book is a favourite of fans of constrained writing and is a sought-after rarity among some book collectors. Later editions of the book have sometimes carried the alternative subtitle 50, Word Novel Without the Letter "E". Despite Wright's claim, published versions of the book may contain a handful of uses of the letter "e". The version on Project Gutenberg , for example, contains "the" three times and "officers" once.
Is it a portrayal of the destruction of the identity of the conquered to make them easier to govern? Could this explain the lack of postcolonial studies of this country and why your novel has never been allowed to publish within Vietnam? As I look through the lens of Postcolonial , this novel made me question the characters, motives and interactions within the circumstances that led to hybridity , new identities, divisions, borders Eastern front , Western front, the strategic regions, A, B, C and X and a break down within their society. Vietnam is comprised of fifty four different ethnic groups and the novel illustrates how hybridity was utilized to combine a multifaceted system created by the repressive influential configuration in the North Vietnamese postcolonial society. Poor girl. By the end of the year, she was pregnant. No one wanted to claim the child.
Death was a whore; she always chose the fragile ones. It's a word I grew up with. There was a war there. For some reason it was an unpopular war. That's about as much as I knew about the place when I was a kid. I suppose if Britain had been sending troops over there that might have been different. I do remember thinking that it was a bit soon after the Second World War to have another war but I supposed the grownups knew what they were doing.
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