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Bookclub – Tale of Kiều by Nguyễn Du
January 10, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Tale of Kieu by Nguyễn Du
The Tale of Kiều – originally Đoạn Trường Tân Thanh “A New Cry From a Broken Heart”, but better known as Truyện Kiều “Tale of Kiều”- is the most famous epic poem and a classic in Vietnamese literature, written in verses by Nguyễn Du (1765–1820).
The protagonist of the poem is Thúy Kiều, a beautiful and talented young woman, who sacrifice herself to save her father and younger brother from prison, selling herself into marriage with a middle-aged man, not knowing that he is a pimp, and is forced into prostitution. The poem follows her life, trials, loves and tribulations to her final choice.
For information and where the group is meeting this month please contact Maria at email@example.com
The group meets at 7pm
The Tale of Kieu is available in French and English translation, both paper and e-book.