Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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Five Books
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This Week on Five Books: Journeys
Dhaka’s AFP bureau chief Cat Barton says poetry is the best way of reading about the heartbreaking ironies of what took place in Indochina, now Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar.

Cat Barton 5 Books on Southeast Asian Travel Literature
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
James Fenton, Selected Poems.
François Bizot, The Gate.
Stay Alive, My Son by Pin Yathay.
The Beach by Alex Garland.

Also today, Vietnam veteran and Matterhorn author Karl Marlantes talks about the psychic space of combat and where it leaves you afterwards.

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Graham Greene
The Quiet American - Penguin, 2004

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