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The Non-existent Lover and other stories

Author :  Yeng Pway Ngon (Translated) Goh Beng Choo

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City Book Room, Singapore
ISBN 9789811133855
Format PaperBack
Language English
Year of Publication 2017
Bib. Info 132p.
Product Weight 300 gms.
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Featuring a selection of short stories written between the 1960s and 2000, this collection charts Yeng Pway Ngon's evolution in subject matter and style over time. The earlier stories, written at a time when Yeng was known for his modernist poetry, exude solitude and melancholy, and deal with themes such as the wanton rebelliousness of youth, or the poet's shuttling between death and dream. From the 1970s onwards, he turned his attention to societal concerns- depicting a lonely writer who falls in love with one of his own characters, an unhappy man yearning for life abroad who ends up in a mental hospital, an unemployed man who finds joy in his friendship with a white bird, and another, who worries that he might turn into a flower.

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