The General Retires and Other Stories

  title={The General Retires and Other Stories},
  author={D{\`i}nh-Ho{\`a} Nguy{\^e}n and Nguyễn Huy Thiệp and Greg Lockhart},
  • Dình-Hoà Nguyên, Nguyễn Huy Thiệp, Greg Lockhart
  • Published 1993
  • Economics, Medicine
  • When it first appeared in 1987, the title story of this collection of stories by Nguyen Huy Thiep caused a sensation in Vietnam. Not since the Communist revolution had readers found as stark and compelling a view of their world as The General Retires offered them. Written in spare, succinct prose, it captures the despair of an old general who, after many years of devoted service to his country, is alienated by the emptiness of the society into which he retires and ultimately flees. Nguyen… CONTINUE READING

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