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FVH bookclub – Poems and songs in Vietnam. ‘Spring Essence: The Poetry of Hô Xuân Huong’ and Trinh Cong Son’s Lyrics

March 7 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Spring Essence: The Poetry of Hô Xuân Huong’ and Trinh Cong Son’s Lyrics

FVH Bookclub members

For March 2019 we will be reading

Spring Essence: The Poetry of Hô Xuân Huong’

Ho Xuan Huong—whose name translates as “Spring Essence”—is one of the most important and popular poets in Vietnam. A concubine, she became renowned for her poetic skills, writing subtly risque poems which used double-entendre and sexual innuendo as a vehicle for social, religious, and political commentary.

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Trinh Cong Son’s Lyrics ( https://www.tcs-home.org/english )

Trịnh Công Sơn was a famous Vietnamese musician, songwriter, painter and poet. He, along with Phạm Duy and Văn Cao, is an important figure in modern (non-classical) Vietnamese music.  Many of Trịnh’s songs are love songs. Others are anti-war songs, written during and about the Vietnam War; some of them were censored by the southern Republic of Vietnam and later by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Meeting venue: Phù specialty tea & coffee 19a Hẻm 12/2/5 Đặng Thai Mai, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội

RSVP attendance –Piu and Maria

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March 7
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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