Bookclub – DISTANT ROAD Select Poems of Nguyễn Duy
December 7 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
‘Widely considered the most important poet of his generation, Nguyễn Duy began his career as a writer on the battlefields of Vietnam. The power of his highly-crafted poetry stems from its distinct sense of time and place, his unrelenting honesty, and his deep compassion. Born into a peasant family, Duy captures the essence of village life in his poetry. Whether it is love, family, war, present or lost friends, or his own self-mockery, his poetry is infused with an understanding of hardship and suffering. Many of his love poems have become classics in Vietnam.’
Nguyễn Duy is a Vietnamese poet. He left the army in 1976 and worked for the newspaper Văn nghệ Giải phóng (Liberation Literature and Arts). Since 1977, he has been the representative of Văn nghệ in the South. He was awarded the State Prize in Literature and Art in 2007.
Meeting venue: Tranquil books & coffee, 5 Nguyễn Quang Bích
To RSVP and/or more information pleas contact –Maria