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Balaban, John 1943-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 131 publications in 5 languages and 5,616 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Fiction  Biography  Pictorial works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PS3552.A44, 813.54
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Spring essence : the poetry of Hò̂ Xuân Hương by Xuân Hương Hồ( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and Vietnamese and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hò̂ Xuân Hương, whose name means Spring Essence, was an eighteenth-century concubine who wrote subtly risque poems that used double entendre and sexual innuendo as a vehicle for social, religious, and poltical commentary. Her attacks on male authority were shocking and risky, but she and her work survived because of her exquisite cleverness and skill at poetry. Translated from the older version of Vietnamese by John Balaban, with Nom script on facing pages
Vietnam : the land we never knew by Geoffrey Clifford( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After our war by John Balaban( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ca dao Việt Nam : a bilingual anthology of Vietnamese folk poetry by John Balaban( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnamese folk poetry by John Balaban( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Viet Nam, ca dao are folk poems - short lyrics passed down by word of mouth and sung without any instrumental accompaniment." "Near the end of the American war in Viet Nam, poet and translator John Balaban returned to Viet Nam to record ca dao. It is remarkable to imagine a young American traveling the countryside alone during wartime, walking up to farmers and fishermen, seamstresses and monks, and asking "Would you sing your favorite poems?"" "Ca Dao Viet Nam represents the first time that ca dao have been translated and collected into any Western language. For this revised, expanded bilingual edition, Balaban provides an insightful introduction about the importance of poetry to Vietnamese culture."--Jacket
Path, crooked path by John Balaban( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry by American poet John Balaban that explores the various cultures of America, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia
Locusts at the edge of summer : new & selected poems by John Balaban( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words for my daughter by John Balaban( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen stories about Vietnam, the land and its people. They range from Nguyen Huy Thiep's Salt of the Jungle, on a monkey hunt, to Qui The's Scent of the Tiger, on a woman who tames tigers
Blue Mountain by John Balaban( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming down again by John Balaban( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story: A magnificent portrayal of chaos, darkness, and adventure in Asia''s Golden Triangle as the war wages in VietnamAdrift at the end of the Vietnam War, Paul Roberts and his girlfriend, Fay, are arrested at the Burmese-Thai border for smuggling a couple of ounces of hashish. Stranded in a small Thai prison, they become part of a grisly contest played out by opium warlords, corrupt border patrol police, and two AWOL GIs. The war echoes through their intrigues and jailbreak attempts, especially when a regiment of North Vietnamese joins the skirmish. Transcending the adventure
Poets of Bulgaria by William Meredith( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hawk's tale by John Balaban( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of a toad, a mouse, and a young water snake as they set out to rescue the mouse's niece who was carried off by a hawk and encounter their powerful ruler, the White Eagle
Vietnam poems by John Balaban( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking down into Cebolla Canyon by John Balaban( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam : a traveler's literary companion( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hanoi. The mysterious mountain jungles. The demimondes of the Hue court and the Saigon cafes. A rural commune. A raucous tailor shop. Just as they traverse wide landscapes, these seventeen stories by the best Vietnamese writers also harken through time to the roots of Vietnamese culture
The lakes of coma by Michael S Begnal( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ca dao việtnam : Vietnamese folk poetry( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents nearly fifty short Vietnamese lyrical poems known as "ca dao," collected from villagers near the end of the Vietnam War by American poet and translator John Balaban, and includes an introduction on the genre's origins, singers, language, and prosody. Presented in English and Vietnamese
Ca Dac Vietnam : a bilingual anthology of Vietnamese Folk poetry( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scrisori de peste mare by John Balaban( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in Romanian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Spring essence : the poetry of Hò̂ Xuân Hương
Alternative Names
Balaban, John B.

Balaban, John B. 1943-

John Balaban

John Balaban American writer

John Balaban Amerikaans vertaler

John Balaban écrivain américain

John Balaban escritor estadounidense

約翰·巴拉班

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Vietnamese folk poetryPath, crooked pathLocusts at the edge of summer : new & selected poemsWords for my daughterVietnamVietnam : a traveler's literary companionCa dao việtnam : Vietnamese folk poetry