"Wound That Can't Be Bandaged": The Imperfect Translation of Women's Suffering in The Tale of Kieu and The Sorrow of War
Nguyen, Trang H.
Washington and Lee University -- Honors in English
Sex discrimination against women
Literature -- Translations into English
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Thesis; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]Trang H. Nguyen is a member of the Class of 2020 of Washington and Lee University.In my thesis, I compare and contrast the two figures of Kiêu and Phong to divulge the unchanging patriarchal oppression experienced by women in Vietnam in the course of one and a half centuries despite a radical change of societal discourse from imperialism to communism. . . . conclude, therefore, that we must demand a new English version that is faithful to Bo Ninh's original text in order to give him credit for his critique of patriarchal Vietnamese culture, and his empathy for Vietnamese women.Trang H. Nguyen