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Nineteen Eighty-Four – Cole Fraser

Nineteen Eighty-Four is a unique literary expression and work of art that was published in 1949. George Orwell, the author of the novel, was an intellectual who was very successful at anticipating the future towards the end of his life. … Continue reading

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Book Summary: No Mans Land – Dan

No Mans Land “No Mans Land” was written by the Vietnamese author Duong Thu Huong. An accomplished work of art “No Mans Land” has reached audiences outside as well as inside Vietnam. Set in a post –war era Duong Thu … Continue reading

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Book Summary: Nineteen Eighty-Four – Garrett

Nineteen Eighty-Four Published in 1949, Nineteen Eighty-Four is what many regard as George Orwell’s crowning literary achievement. The story follows protagonist Winston Smith who is a member of the Outer Party in the fictional province of Oceania. Oceania, a region … Continue reading

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Book Summary: Memories of a Pure Spring – Sara

Memories of a Pure Spring In Memories of a Pure Spring the reader is placed in the middle of modern Vietnam, still attempting to cope with life post-war. Hung is a part-time traveling composer in his mid twenties entranced by … Continue reading

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Book Summary: Paradise of the Blind – John

A deep and enriched journey of the senses, Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong is a book long banned in her native country of Vietnam.  The story mostly follows the childhood and young adulthood of a girl, Hang, … Continue reading

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Book Summary: Smile as they Bow – Nicole

Smile as they Bow (2008) by Nu Nu Yi is set during the Taungbyon festival, which celebrates the worship of nats. Burmese nats are the spirits or ghosts of important people who died violent or traumatic deaths. Nat worship predates … Continue reading

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