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Learn about the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, some of the sites you may want to visit (such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and bonsai garden), and why this ancient city expanded its size four-fold in just the last few years

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Advanced Audio Blog S2 #25 - Top 10 Vietnamese Writers: Nam Cao

Advanced Audio Blog Season 2
Learn Vietnamese with VietnamesePod101.com! The writer Nam Cao was born into a poor farming community, began writing while he was a clerk in a tailor's office, and later in life became famous for portraying the everyday lives of working Vietnamese in his short stories and novels. Who knows what additional work Nam Cao could have done had he not been ambushed and killed at the age of only thirty-six? In this Vietnamese Advanced Audio Blog, you will learn about the life of Nam Cao, his career, his risky involvement with the Cultural Association for National Liberation, and also his most famous short story, "Chi Pheo." Visit us at VietnamesePod101.com, where you will find Vietnamese lesson notes (remember: this Advanced Audio Blog lesson is spoken entirely in Vietnamese!) and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!

Advanced Audio Blog S2 #24 - Top 10 Vietnamese Writers: Duong Thu Huong

Advanced Audio Blog Season 2
Learn Vietnamese with VietnamesePod101.com! The situation of contemporary Vietnamese author Duong Thu Huong is a sad catch-22—she wants her novels to send a message to her fellow citizens about the corruption within the nation's government, but no one can read them since the books are banned within the country. She is, however, one of the nation's best-known dissidents, and her novel Paradise of the Blind was the first Vietnamese novel to be translated into English for U.S. publication. In this Vietnamese Advanced Audio Blog, you will learn about the activist and writer Duong Thu Huong, her work, and how she began receiving her political education on the front lines—literally. Visit us at VietnamesePod101.com, where you will find Vietnamese lesson notes (remember: this Advanced Audio Blog lesson is spoken entirely in Vietnamese!) and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!  
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Advanced Audio Blog S2 #23 - Top 10 Vietnamese Writers: Nguyen Tuan

Advanced Audio Blog Season 2
Learn Vietnamese with VietnamesePod101.com! Twentieth-century author Nguyen Tuan is known by the Vietnamese people, who study his work in school as classic literature, as an original essay stylist with a penchant for experimentation. During his life, Nguyen Tuan worked as a journalist, and his talent was only widely recognized after he had been writing for almost a decade. In this Vietnamese Advanced Audio Blog, you will learn about the life of Nguyen Tuan and his career as a writer—and also about the one theme that, despite all the different ideas he wrote about and styles he experimented with throughout his life, remained constant. Visit us at VietnamesePod101.com, where you will find Vietnamese lesson notes (remember: this Advanced Audio Blog lesson is spoken entirely in Vietnamese!) and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!

Advanced Audio Blog S2 #22 - Top 10 Vietnamese Writers: Han Mac Tu

Advanced Audio Blog Season 2
Learn Vietnamese with VietnamesePod101.com! Although he died from leprosy at the age of twenty-eight and only published one collection of poetry during his lifetime, Han Mac Tu won fame and recognition as a love poet whose early works are known for their stylistic perfection. In this Vietnamese Advanced Audio Blog, you will learn about why you'll rarely hear about any of the great poet Han Mac Tu's work being translated into English, as well as what the poet's real name is and how many pseudonyms he went through! Visit us at VietnamesePod101.com, where you will find Vietnamese lesson notes (remember: this Advanced Audio Blog lesson is spoken entirely in Vietnamese!) and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!

Advanced Audio Blog S2 #21 - Top 10 Vietnamese Writers: Xuan Dieu

Advanced Audio Blog Season 2
Learn Vietnamese with VietnamesePod101.com! Ngo Xuan Dieu became famous during his lifetime for writing love poetry, but after he joined the Viet Minh in 1943, he wrote about a different sort of passion, crafting poetry about resistance and independence. Overall, he wrote about a wide range of topics throughout his lifetime, and he was an important member of several literary groups and movements that shaped the face of modern Vietnamese literature. In this Vietnamese Advanced Audio Blog, you will learn about how Xuan Dieu, whose poems were mostly published posthumously, became one of the most well-known poets in Vietnam. Visit us at VietnamesePod101.com, where you will find Vietnamese lesson notes (remember: this Advanced Audio Blog lesson is spoken entirely in Vietnamese!) and many more fantastic lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!