Vietnam by Geoffrey Clifford
A Traveler's Literary Companion (Traveler's Literary Companions)

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A fresh, compassionate portrait of a beautiful country and a proud and ancient culture. More than 125 full-color photographs, all taken since 1975, show a surprisingly vibrant nation--the people, their cities and homes, and many spectacular landscapes. The clearly written text places the country and the war in historical context. 125 color photos, drawings, maps.
 

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John Balaban is the author of a dozen books of poetry, prose, and Vietnamese translations whose prizes include the Lamont Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, and two National Book Award nominations. His work has been featured on NPR's "Fresh Air," New York Times, and Utne Reader. He teaches at North Carolina State University.
 
Published June 1, 1989 by Chronicle Books. 144 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Literature & Fiction, History, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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His job entailed coping with the often fatal maze of bureaucratic red tape and, occasionally, active resistance from government officials and US medical personnel who viewed some of their patients as dangerous enemies and COR as a ""left-wing organization."" Balaban's heart-rending descriptions o...

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The idea behind this series is simple and elegant: Explore a place like Vietnam (or, as in past volumes, Costa Rica or Prague) not through maps or guidebooks but through the writings of that country's

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The idea behind this series is simple and elegant: Explore a place like Vietnam (or, as in past volumes, Costa Rica or Prague) not through maps or guidebooks but through the writings of that country's best writers Although there is a section called ""Remembrance,"" the 17 short stories don't dwel...

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That seems to have been the case with Unrau, who found himself reading "Spring-Watching Pavilion" the way he wants it to exist for him: as a single poem in relation to his own life and as a poem that he can incorporate into his art as a means to view, and even to revise, one of the crucial and de...

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