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Literature
 
Parallel and deeply interacting with other cultural aspects, the Vietnamese literature includes two major components, namely folk literature and written literature. From the time immemorale, folk literature held a great significance and made immense contribution to preserving and developing the national language as well as nourishing the people?s soul. Folk literary works were diversified with mythologies, epics, legends, humorous stories, riddles, proverbs, folk-songs and so on... in many colourings of Vietnamese ethnic groups.

Written literature came into being roughly in the 10th century. Prior to 20th century, there had been two components existing at the same time: works written in the Han characters (with poems and prose demonstrating the Vietnamese soul and realities; thus, they were still regarded as Vietnamese literature) and works written in the Nom character (mostly poems; many great works were handed down to the later generations). Since the '20s of this century, written literature has been mainly composed in the national language with profound renovations in both forms and categories such as novels, new-style poems, short stories and dramas... and with diversity in artistic tendency. Written literature attained a speedy development after the August 1945 Revolution when the people?s life and their heroic struggle for national defence and development have become a tremendous source of inspiration for writers and poets in their literary creation.
Admittedly, the whole Vietnamese nation has a great liking for poetry as well as poems making. Farmers, fishermen, soldiers and other ordinary people are all familiar with many folk verses with six- and eight-word lines arranged alternately.

Regarding the content, the mainstream was the unyielding patriotic literature when the country was foreign-dominated and the anti-feudalist literature that was often expressed through the plight of women and underpriviledged people. Another important theme was the struggle against social vices. Great poets of the nation were also famous humanists.
Modern Vietnamese literature has developed from romanticism to realism, from heroism in wartime to all aspects of life, and scoured into ordinary life to find out genuine values of the Vietnamese people.
Classical literature saw the appearance of many masterpieces as Truyen Kieu (by Nguyen Du), Cung oan ngam khuc (Nguyen Gia Thieu), Chinh phu ngam (Dang Tran Con), Quoc am thi tap (Nguyen Trai)... There also emerged several talented female poets like Ho Xuan Huong, Doan Thi Diem and Ba Huyen Thanh Quan.
In the Vietnamese modern prose, there have been many writers famous in international and national literature including Nguyen Cong Hoan, Vu Trong Phung, Ngo Tat To, Nguyen Hong, Nguyen Tuan and Nam Cao. Some excellent poets like Xuan Dieu, Huy Can, Han Mac Tu and Nguyen Binh have also made outstanding contributions to the nation's literary life.

 

 

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