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Book features Vietnamese literary and arts works about Tet

The Dong A Books Joint Stock Company, one of Vietnam’s leading book publishers and distributors, has released a new book to celebrate the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival in the Year of the Tiger.

Sách Tết Nhâm Dần 2022 (Book for the Year of the Tiger 2022), a book celebrating Tet released by Dong A Books. Photo courtesy of the company

Sách Tết Nhâm Dần 2022 (Book for the Year of the Tiger 2022) features a collection of stories, poems, songs, paintings and illustrations about the spring and Tet festival by 60 writers and painters.

The 304-page book was compiled by writer Ho Anh Thai, who has worked with Dong A to publish special books for Tet since 2019.

The book is divided into six parts: Ký ức mùa xuân (Memories of Spring), Văn (Essays), Thơ (Poems), Nhạc (Songs), Hoạ (Paintings), and Vĩ thanh (Conclusion).

The first part about spring in the past includes short stories such as Dư Âm Xóm Cây Gõ (Back to Spring at Cay Go Residential Area) by Pham Cong Luan, Nhớ Mỡ (Fatback) by Do Tien Thuy, and Có Ai Còn Nhớ (Remembrance) by Uong Trieu.

The book also features literary works by famous Vietnamese writers and poets, like Chợ Hoa Phiên Áp Tết (Flower Market the Day Before Tet) by late author Ma Van Khang, and Tết Bình Thường Của Một Người Nghiêm Túc (A Usual Tet Festival of a Serious Man) by Phan Thi Vang Anh, as well as songs by composers Pho Duc Phuong and Song Hao.

The painting section features works by Nguyen Viet Cuong, whose work honours frontline workers, and life in HCM City and the solidarity of its people during the pandemic, as well as paintings and illustrations by veteran and young painters like Thanh Chuong and Ta Huy Long.

According to Dong A Books, as in previous years, Sách Tết Nhâm Dần 2022 has had a great contribution from veteran artists and new faces. It is expected to be a great gift for people in the upcoming festival.

Dong A Books’ special gift box for Tet 'Một Gói Xuân'. Photo courtesy of the company

In addition, the company will present a special gift box for Tet called Một Gói Xuân (A Package of Spring), featuring books Sách Tết Nhâm Dần 2022 and Thương Nhớ Mười Hai (Twelve Months to Remember) by Vu Bang, about love and nostalgia for his wife and native land in the north, experienced while stationed in various parts of the country over the course of decades.

The book consists of stories about foods, fruits, drinks and popular pastimes enjoyed during the year.

The gift set will include a table calendar with illustrations inspired from Bang’s book created by veteran artist Duy Hung.

The Một Gói Xuân set priced at VND709,000 (US$31) can be pre-ordered at e-commerce platform

Sách Tết Nhâm Dần 2022 is available at the company website, and e-commerce platforms and Shopee. It costs VND359,000 ($15.7).

Source: Vietnam News

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