The circus of life: A Thai novel Arkartdamkeung Rapheephat

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Published: October 2nd 1999

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254 pages


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The circus of life: A Thai novel  by  Arkartdamkeung Rapheephat

The circus of life: A Thai novel by Arkartdamkeung Rapheephat
October 2nd 1999 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 254 pages | ISBN: | 9.51 Mb

The disaffected son of a Thai aristocratgoes to study law in London in the early 1920s,only to fall in love with an English journalist and become a reporter.In England, France, the US, Japan and China,their work and his fear of poverty and culturalMoreThe disaffected son of a Thai aristocratgoes to study law in London in the early 1920s,only to fall in love with an English journalist and become a reporter.In England, France, the US, Japan and China,their work and his fear of poverty and cultural incompatibilityconspire to keep them apart and their love unfulfilled.When his eyesight fails him, he returns to Siambroke and broken-hearted.The Circus of Life is the first important Thai novel,providing unusual glimpses of the western worldand Asia between the wars.Written by a young prince adroitly mixing fact and fiction,it created a storm when it was published in 1929(the author killed himself three years later at the age of 26).Thanks to its classic craftsmanship, fast pace, lively toneand themes of alienation, absurdity and injustice in life,this pioneering work of fiction remains astonishingly modern.



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