The Tale of Kiều
Pre-order – Available Spring 2025
Nguyễn Bình, through Major Books, unveils a new translation in verse of a classic that has enchanted readers across generations, and offers a window into the cultural values and literary traditions of Vietnam.
Truyện Kiều by Nguyễn Du is a timeless masterpiece of Vietnamese literature, revered as one of the greatest poetic epics in the country’s history. Set against the backdrop of 18th-century Vietnam, the narrative follows the tragic journey of Thúy Kiều, a talented and virtuous young woman, as she endures a series of trials and tribulations.
Nguyễn Du’s poetic prowess shines through in elegant verses and explores profound themes such as love, fate, honor, and the pursuit of happiness. Through Kiều’s poignant story, the epic delves into the complexities of human nature and the moral dilemmas faced by individuals in a society shaped by tradition and societal expectations.
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