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ArticleSchafer, John C.In this article I describe “coupling” in Vietnamese—the juxtaposing of two items that are antithetical, or nearly antithetical, in meaning. I give examples of coupling in myths, poetry, speeches, essays, and four-syllable expressions. In Vietnam’s myt . . .
ArticleSchafer, 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 . . .
ArticleSchafer, 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 . . .