The Lioness in Bloom: Modern Thai Fiction About Women - Voices from Asia S. (Paperback)

by Susan Fulop Kepner, Susan Fulop Kepner

Format: Paperback 281 pages

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Kepner's selection shows the many ways fiction has mirrored the lives of Thai women over the twentieth century. The spectrum is broad, encompassing the young and the old, the rural and the cosmopolitan, the privileged and the poor. Some writers address previously unacceptable themes: female sexuality, spousal abuse, gender oppression. Others display a scintillating sense of humor. They touch on many themes--injustice, the heartlessness of society, loneliness, the difficult choices that life presents. Susan Kepner's lyrical, faithful translations preserve the tenor and resonances of these voices, many of which will be heard for the first time by English-speaking readers.

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Published
30/07/1996

Publisher
University of California Press

ISBN
9780520089037


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