The Lioness in Bloom: Modern Thai Fiction about Women by Susan Fulop KepnerThe Lioness in Bloom: Modern Thai Fiction about Women by Susan Fulop Kepner

The Lioness in Bloom: Modern Thai Fiction about Women

bySusan Fulop Kepner

Paperback | July 31, 1996

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Kepner's selection shows the many ways fiction has mirrored the lives of Thai women over the twentieth century. The spectrum is broad, encompassing the young and the old, the rural and the cosmopolitan, the privileged and the poor. Some writers address previously unacceptable themes: female sexuality, spousal abuse, gender oppression. Others display a scintillating sense of humor. They touch on many themes—injustice, the heartlessness of society, loneliness, the difficult choices that life presents. Susan Kepner's lyrical, faithful translations preserve the tenor and resonances of these voices, many of which will be heard for the first time by English-speaking readers.
Susan Fulop Kepner has been a Lecturer in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, since 1991. Among the works she has translated from Thai are Letters from Thailand by Botan (1977) and A Child of the Northeast by Kampoon Boontawee (1987). She has also written a book of original pro...
Title:The Lioness in Bloom: Modern Thai Fiction about WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:281 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:July 31, 1996Publisher:University of California Press

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ISBN - 10:0520089030

ISBN - 13:9780520089037

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From Our Editors

Modern Thai Fiction about Women: This anthology focuses on the lives of Thai women during the twentieth century as they are reflected in short stories and novels. In the main, it is intended for the nonspecialist, although I hope that readers with an interest in Thai literature will be glad to find translations of works they may not have had the time or opportunity to read before.

Editorial Reviews

An especially welcome volume. [It] gives the English-speaking reader a rare look at the lives of Thai women from a variety of backgrounds and historical periods, as well as an excellent sampling of contemporary Thai literature.--New Asian Pacific Review