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Mountain River: Vietnamese Poetry from the Wars, 1948-1993: A Bilingual Collection
by Kevin Bowen
This bilingual collection affirms the importance of poetry in the formation and perpetuation of Vietnamese national identity. The poems testify to the centrality of war in Vietnamese history and experience over the past 50 years, beginning with Ho Chi Minh in the 1940s.
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by University of Massachusetts Press
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I don't read a lot of poetry, so I read this as a challenge to myself. I cannot say I understood all of it, or even most of it, but I liked it nonetheless. It was exciting to read something new, and incredibly moving and interesting to read war poetry from another county.