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Virtual Lotus Modern Fiction of Southeast Asia

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ISBN-10: 0472067893

ISBN-13: 9780472067893

Edition: 2002

Authors: Teri S. Yamada

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Virtual Lotus is the first anthology to represent diverse writers throughout Southeast Asia. Their short stories reflect the tremendous social, political, and cultural changes experienced in the region during an age of rapid modernization. Both award-winning writers and new talent are represented, including Pramoedya Ananta Toer (Indonesia), Shahnon Ahmad (Malaysia), and Duong Thu Huong (Vietnam). With keen wit, satire, and pathos their stories poignantly illustrate contemporary life and literary currents in Southeast Asia during the twentieth century. Short introductions to each story provide a sketch of the country's literary history, revealing the interaction between individual writers…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 4/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Clean, Clear Water
An Umbrella
An Unanswerable Question
Just a Human Being
A Khmer Policeman's Story: A Goddamn Rich Man of the New Era
My Sister
The Silent Center of Life's Day
Interview with Ravana
The Mysterious Shooter Trilogy: (1) "Killing Song"; (2) "The Sound of Rain on Roof Tiles"; (3) "Grrrr!"
The Purification of Sita
Death Price
A Bar at the Edge of a Cemetery
The Kling-Kling Woman
Two Brothers
Dance of the Bees
The Plankway
A Personal History of an Island
Sex, Size and Ginseng
Painting the Eye
And the Grass Is Trampled
Sita Puts Out the Fire
The Family in the Street
The Painting
The Music Child
The Mayor of the Roses
Mother Lily and the Mail-Order Groom
Tu Ben the Actor
You Must Live
The Story of an Actress
Suggested Readings
Notes on Translators