Search Results: "Duong Thu Huong"


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PARADISE OF THE BLIND by Duong Thu Huong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 1993

"A welcome debut."
A novel of contemporary Vietnam—billed as ``the first Vietnamese novel ever published in the United States''—by a former Communist turned political dissident whose works have been recently banned in that country. Read full book review >

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MEMORIES OF A PURE SPRING by Duong Thu Huong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2000

"One accepts her as an authoritative witness, while wishing she were a better novelist."
Vietnamese dissent author Huong (Novel Without a Name, 1995, etc.) continues her criticisms of Communist Party injustices by focusing on her country's performing artists. Read full book review >

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BEYOND ILLUSIONS by Duong Thu Huong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"One more eloquent plea for freedom and tolerance from an accomplished writer and conscience of her country."
A first novel from noted activist Duong, whose work is currently banned in Vietnam, is as disturbingly powerful in its depiction of totalitarianism as her later were to be (Memories of a Pure Spring, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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NOVEL WITHOUT A NAME by Duong Thu Huong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"Beautifully elegiac. (First serial to Grand Street)"
Another novel of life in wartime North Vietnam from dissident and former Communist Duong (Paradise of the Blind, 1993), whose experience as a Communist Youth Brigade leader gives this story special resonance. Read full book review >

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NO MAN’S LAND by Duong Thu Huong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2005

"Rambling but fascinating foray into little-charted territory: the trauma wrought by the Vietnam War on its 'winners.'"
In dissident Huong's latest fiction set in postwar Vietnam (Beyond Illusions, 2001, etc.), a woman's veteran husband, presumed dead, returns after a 14-year absence. Read full book review >

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THE ZENITH by Duong Thu Huong
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"A complex, politically daring story, much of which will be unfamiliar to Western readers—and that demands to be read for that very reason."
Scenes from the last months in the life of Ho Chi Minh, as imagined by Vietnamese novelist Huong (Paradise of the Blind, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"With little meat and heavy use of shrimp, crabs, and rice in many forms, this food fits right into our current standards for health and taste."
American home cooks inclined to tackle Vietnamese cooking will be well served by these co-authors: Chef Binh Duong shares his intimate knowledge of his native cuisine, and food-writer Kiesel (Food & Wine magazine) shows how easily it can be done in American home kitchens. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"A good look at Vietnam's recent history through the lives of a middle-class family."
A sprawling attempt to chronicle a large Vietnamese family buffeted by French colonization, WWII, and the French and American wars. Read full book review >