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A Blighted Flower and Other Stories : Portraits of Women in Modern Tibetan Literature

Compiled and translated from the Tibetan originals by Riika J. Virtanen, Library of Tibetan works & Archives, 2000, 154 p, ISBN : 8186470271, $11.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

A Blighted Flower and Other Stories : Portraits of Women in Modern Tibetan Literature/compiled and translated from the Tibetan originals by Riika J. Virtanen

Contents: Introduction. 1. A blighted flower/Dondrub Gyel. 2. A shameless bride/Dondrub Gyel and Tshering Dondrub. 3. A girl with her face concealed by a scarf/Tenpa Yargye. 4. The yellow leaves of summer. Appendices. Bibliography.

"A Blighted Flower and Other stories provides a fascinating glimpse of modern Tibetan literary art. These four stories focus on women’s lives in contemporary Tibet.

The translation of Dondrub Gyel’s A Blighted Flower forms the main work in this collection. It is a novella of seven chapters and is considered to be one of the pioneering works in modern Tibetan storytelling. The other stories in this compilation are: A Shameless Bride by Dondrub Gyel and Tshering Dondrub, A Girl with Her Face Concealed by a Scarf by Tenpa Yargye and The Yellow Leaves of Summer by Tashi Palden.

Until recently access to modern Tibetan novels and short stories for non-Tibetan readers has been rare and the present work is intended to fill this gap."

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