Item description for Married To The Demon King by Susan Fulop Kepner...
"This is a book about love and marriage in contemporary Thailand," declares the preface of this charming book. The volume is ingeniously built around six short stories called "Tales of the Demon Folk" by Sri Daoruang, one of Thailand's leading fiction writers. With striking creativity, Sri Daoruang has placed the familiar characters of the Ramakian, the Thai epic based on the Indian Ramayana, within the Bangkok of today. By re-envisioning their relationships and adventures, she portrays husband and wife relations in Thai society, cloaked in the comforting garments of myth and laced wit the kind of humor readers appreciate most--ironic, sarcastic, earthy, and compassionate.
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Studio: Silkworm Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2005
Publisher Silkworm Books
ISBN 974957558X ISBN13 9789749575581
Availability 0 units.
More About Susan Fulop Kepner
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 prose poems entitled "Somebody's Mother" (1987).
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An utter delight Apr 15, 2005
These stories are wise, witty, moving, and always delightful. They have a wonderful funny twist whereby the characters are drawn from ancient mythology and placed in present-day Thailand, but you don't need to know anything about Thai literature to enjoy them. Reading these stories, I felt as though I were in the presence of a Thai Eudora Welty, and I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to share in her world.