TITLE

Cambodian Literature: From Angkor to Year Zero and Beyond

AUTHOR(S)
May, Sharon
PUB. DATE
November 2015
SOURCE
Words Without Borders: The Online Magazine for International Lit;Nov2015, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article takes a look at the history of Cambodian literature. It presents a brief background on the country of Cambodia in terms of geographical location and prominence during the Vietnam War from the 1960s to the 1970s. It traces the earliest recorded literature of Cambodia to the Sanskrit stone writings in the fifth century A.D., the beginnings of Khmer language and poetry in the 14th-century, and the emergence of modern Cambodian literature in the early 19th-century.
ACCESSION #
110789214

 

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