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    Schafer, John C.
    This article focuses on a translation of excerpts from Fiery Red Summer, an account of the Spring Offensive of 1972, by Phan Nhat Nam, South Vietnam's most famous war reporter. The introductory essay provides background on the offensive and suggests w . . .
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    Schafer, John C.
    This article describes the life of Pham Duy Ton (1881-1924), a Vietnamese writer and journalist who was an important intellectual and literary figure in colonial Vietnam. (He should not be confused with his famous son, the song composer Pham Duy Can—p . . .
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    Schafer, John C.
    In this article Cao Thị Như-Quỳnh and I discuss the beginnings of the Vietnamese novel, a topic we also address in “From Verse Narrative to Novel: The Development of Prose Fiction in Vietnam” (1988) and which Thế Uyên and I take up in “The Novel Emerg . . .
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    Schafer, John C.
    Đã có rất nhiều lời giải thích về sự nổi tiếng của ca nhạc sĩ Trịnh Công Sơn qua những đề tài như: ca từ đầy chất thơ, khác với dòng nhạc tiền chiến, mang chủ đề phản chiến, và cả việc ông đã khám phá ra những tiếng hát nữ tài năng, và còn nhiều điều . . .
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    Schafer, John C.
    Various explanations have been offered for the extraordinary popularity of the composer and singer Trịnh Công Sơn: his poetic lyrics, his avoidance of the clichés of prewar music, his antiwar themes, his ability to choose talented female singers, and . . .
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    Schafer, John C.
    In the late 1980s, when Vietnam's renovation policy loosened restrictions on writers, novels emerged that described the characters' private dreams and fears in much greater detail than had been done before. Two of these more inward-looking novels are . . .
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    Mãi cho đến những năm cuối của thập niên 1980 và đầu thập niên 1990 các nhà văn học sử Việt Nam, phần đông là người Bắc, đều cho rằng tiểu thuyết bắt đầu ở miền Bắc với Tố tâm của Hoàng Ngọc Phách và Quả dưa đỏ của Nguyễn Trọng Thuật. Cả hai tác phẩm . . .
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    Schafer, John C.
    The novel genre had already emerged in southern Vietnam (see John C. Schafer and The Uyen’s “The Novel Emerges in Cochinchina”) when Hoang Ngoc Phach published his novel To Tam in Hanoi in 1925. Nevertheless this work created a sensation. It affected . . .
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    Schafer, John C.
    In this article I investigate notions of womanhood in Vietnam by examining an autobiography by Lê Vân, a well-known actress. My approach, taken from literary studies, is intertextual: It assumes that in telling their life stories authors will inevitab . . .