Stock ID #177085 Kim Vân Kieu of Nguyen Du (1765 1820). NGUYEN DU.

Kim Vân Kieu of Nguyen Du (1765 1820)

United States: Southeast Asia Program Publications Southeast Asia Program C, 2004. First Edition. Stock ID #177085

Translated by Vladislav Zhukov. xii + 168pp, light pencil notes throughout text, otherwise a good paperback copy.

The "Kim Van Kieu" of Nguyen Du, written in the early nineteenth century and commonly considered to be a defining masterpiece of Vietnamese literature, is the story of an educated and beautiful young woman who suffers misfortune and degradation before obtaining justice and peace. It is a long poem in a complex metric and rhyme scheme that is distinctively Vietnamese. Vladislav Zhukov here provides the first English-language translation, perfectly conveying the poetic form of the original work and thereby producing a literary creation in English that is equivalent to Nguyen Du's genius in Vietnamese-one that can be appreciated as poetry in English.

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