Revenge Of Gaia
Vietnamese literature, officially an ideological state instrument of nation-building, eulogizes acts that celebrate the victory and the power of human beings over the natural world. Generations of Vietnamese have been taught in school that Vietnam has 'forests of gold' and 'seas of silver' as well as fertile land. Vietnamese literary works, whether about the non-human or the human world, potentially reflect and resonate to these political orientations in environmental policies that ultimately serve the path to 'progress', 'development' and 'modernisation' of the nation. The fiction chosen for this collection have been in active circulation in Vietnam since 1986. All these stories, extremely contemporary, emphasise a counter-narrative that challenges socialist goals of development and modernisation.
Paperback: 352 Pages
Product Dimensions: 135 x 215 mm
Published by Penguin Random House SEA