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An Anthology of Vietnamese Poems: From the Eleventh through the Twentieth Centuries

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This superb anthology brings together a thousand years of Vietnamese poems for the English-speaking world. Huynh Sanh Th“ng, widely regarded as the preeminent translator of the poetry of Vietnam, here presents more than three hundred poems by 150 poets, some celebrated, some obscure. Many of the poems are not otherwise available in English.  

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Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 10th 2001 by Yale University Press (first published March 27th 1996)
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Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I really enjoyed this book. Obviously poetry in translation always loses something, and with a language as remote from my own as Vietnamese, I can only sit and wonder what I am missing. A lot depends on the proficiency of the translator in both languages. I felt Huỳnh Sanh Thông did a good job, though I occasionally found myself wishing for a deeper English - but perhaps that would have imposed something that is not 'Vietnamese', so I don't think I can be too critical from my position of ig ...more
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oldskool ones are written in classical chinese not that you can tell from the translation
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Huỳnh Sanh Thông (Saigon, July 15, 1926 – November 15, 2008) was a Vietnamese American scholar and translator.

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