Nhuan LeXuan [ThanhThanh] (1930 / Vietnam)
Biography of Nhuan LeXuan
Thanh-Thanh is the pen-name of Nhuan Xuan Le, leader of the 'Xay-Dung' literary group and publishing house that was recognized as one of the main branches of the Vietnam Cultural Tree diagram exhibited at the unique pre-1975 National Cultural Festival in Saigon, capital of the former Republic of Vietnam.
After his resettlement in the States in 1992, Thanh-Thanh began to write in and translate into English his own and his fellow-poets' work.
His poems were featured in some 30 anthologies of English poetry published in the USA and UK.
He is a member of PEN International (Center USA) .
Nhuan LeXuan's Works:
'Poems by Selected Vietnamese' (Xay-Dung, CA,2006)
'This Land of Promises' (online at 'www.ThanhThanh.us')
'Con Ác-M?ng' (the Nightmare) , poems (Th?-Gi?i M?i, TX,1996)
'V? Vùng Chi?n-Tuy?n' (Return to the Front Line) , memoirs (Van Ngh?, CA,1996)
'C?nh-Sát-Hóa, Qu?c-Sách Y?u-T? c?a Vi?t-Nam C?ng-Hòa' (The Police Plan, an Aborted R-VN National Policy) , memoirs (Xay-Dung, CA,2002; new edition 2006)
'Bi?n Lo?n Mi?n Trung' (Rebellion in Central Vietnam) , newly revealed causes why South Vietnam so quickly collapsed in 1975 *Xay-Dung, CA,2012) .
- After the Year 2000
- Autumn Trees And Humans
- Confiding in Young Bro.
- Dad's Merit is Like Mt. Everest
- Dialogue Between Man And Muse
- Evening Melody
- Filial Piety
- Forbidden Fruit
- Grant Me a Smile
- HOMESICK AND NOSTALGIC FOREVER
- I Have Left Behind
I only wish
You were a flower:
I pin you on my pocket, close to my heart,
To cherish your fragrance; above all you tower.
I only wish
You were dew:
On my long road, in unfavorable weather,
I am wet with frost; I bathe in you.