Category Archives: Critical Reviews

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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Critical Review: No Mans Land – Dan

No Man’s Land A Critical Review Dan Hess The Vietnamese have suffered through many wars and have been no stranger to suppression by governing bodies. The foreground to most conversations relating to Vietnam brings about the Vietnam War and the communist … Continue reading

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Critical Review: No Mans Land – Dan (condensed)

No Mans Land The Vietnamese have struggled trying to make a decent living post-Vietnam war. Duong Thu Huong herself has personally lived through these hard times. She has made an effort within her novel “No Mans Land” to accurately portray the … Continue reading

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Critical Review: Smile As They Bow – John

Abstract:  This paper is a critical review of Nu Nu Yi’s Smile As They Bow, a short novel chronicling transgender spirit mediums in Burma.  The Nat Pwe, or spirit medium festival, provides an opportunity for marginalized elements of Burmese society to … Continue reading

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Critical Review: Smile as They Bow – Nicole

Critical Review: Smile as they Bow – Nicole Smile as they Bow, one of very few Burmese novels to be translated to English, was published in 2008 after being censored for years by the Burmese censorship board (Behr). The novel … Continue reading

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