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The Politician and Other Stories includes 17 short stories by contemporary Thai writer Khamsing Srinawk. Khamsing's characters are rich and variegated, sparkling with individuality. These entertaining stories form a window through which to glimpse the unpretentious yet heroic lives of rural Thai villagers in the second half of the 20th century.
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Studio: University of Washington Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.73" Width: 5.12" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Publisher University of Washington Press
ISBN 9747551519 ISBN13 9789747551518
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More About Khamsing Srinawk
Whose pen name was Lao Khamhawn, was born in 1930 and grew up in Northeast Thailand. His varied experience as a university student, farmer, journalist, forest ranger, research assistant, and traveling sewing machine salesman provides rich material for his stories
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Portrait of peasant life in Thailand Feb 17, 1999
Politician and Other Stories is a collection of short stories written by the Thai author Khamsing Srinawk. Srinawk grew up in the rural northeast section of Thailand known as Esan; almost a synonym in his home country for poverty. Many of his stories center around life in an Esan village and the hardships that that entails. Other stories concern the experiences of Esan people in the city. Always, his theme is the friction between country and city, peasant and metropolitan folk. Srinawk captures the hardship, pain, and humiliation of being born poor in Thailand. Unlike other Thai writers of the bourgeouis class who romanticize the life of the poor, Srinawk, himself a peasant, paints his people in all their ignorance and selfishness. He never loses sight of what it means to be an Esan peasant, and simultaneously, what it means to be human.