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This profile was last updated on 4/4/05  and contains information from public web pages.
Viet Minh Front
 
Background

Employment History

  • Poet
  • Poet
    New Poetry Movement

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Standing Committee
    Vietnam Writers' Association
  • Secretary
    Women's Association
  • Representative
    New Poetry Movement

Education

  • Ms Cam Tho
8 Total References
Web References
Arts & Literalture
www.vov.org.vn, 4 April 2005 [cached]
Poet Anh Tho, whose real name was Vuong Kieu An, was born in 1918 in a family of public servants in the northern province of Bac Giang.During her childhood, she travelled with her father to all corners of the northern delta region and was closely bound to the rice fields and the countryside.She was affected by the nationalistic literature at an early age.She loved poetry especially that written by her maternal grandfather and also her mother's lullabies.All provided a wealth of inspiration for Anh Tho.
In her childhood, she was passionate about poetry despite being forbidden by her father, who didn't want his daughter to become a poet.She was determined to pursue a career in poetry and make a name for herself.Her first penname was Hong Anh but later she changed to Anh Tho.In 1941, her collection Buc Tranh Que (A painting of Rural Landscape) was published and immediately welcomed by readers and the artistic circle.This work received the prize of the Tu Luc Literary Prize.
Anh Tho was considered a prominent representative of the New Poetry Movement in the early 20th century.Her poems are usually a depiction of natural beauty and human sadness as in the poem "Spring afternoon" she depicted a tranquil cottage dotted with purple margose flowers or a gloomy countryside market shrouded by misery.
Anh Tho found in poetry a way out around the social barriers, which restricted women in society.
An adopted daughter of Anh Tho, Ms Cam Tho said, "My mother wrote poems when she was very young.
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Anh Tho devoted most of her working life to making poems.In addition to the poetry collection "A painting of the Rural Countryside" and a novel Black Teeth published in 1944, she had a dozen other poem collections printed later.She said poetry should be short and descriptive.Good poetry should reflect the essence and eternity of the human soul.Poems should not be too complicated to confuse readers.Poetry is the halo brightening the hardest period of the national struggle for independence and freedom.Poetry liberated women from constraints in the feudal culture.Anh Tho loved poetry as the most significant component of life.
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Anh Tho early joined the Viet Minh Front and later held important positions such as Secretary of the Women's Association of the four districts in the north and member of the Standing Committee of the Women's Association in the two northern provinces of Bac Giang and Lang Son.She took an active part in the war of resistance against the French.After the August Revolution, she worked in Hanoi and became a member of the Standing Committee of the Vietnam Writers' Association in 1957.From 1971 to 1975, Anh Tho worked for New Works Magazine.She was conferred the State award of Literature and Arts in 2001.
Viet Nam's first home-grown novel ...
www.wil-travel.com, 18 Aug 2012 [cached]
Viet Nam's first home-grown novel was Hoàng To Anh hàm oan ('The Unjust Suffering of Hoàng To Anh'), written by Tran Chanh Chieu and published in Sài Gòn in 1910.
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Thereafter the work of leading lights in the New Poetry Movement such as Xuân Dieu (1917-1985), Luu Trong Lu (1912-1991), Huy Can (b 1919), Pham Huy Thông (1916-1988), Che Lan Viên (1920-1988), Te Hanh (Tran Te Hanh, b 1921) and pioneering female poet Anh Tho (Tuyet Anh, b 1921) gave free expression to their inner emotions and feelings, rejecting the symbolism and strict rules of Chinese-style classical verse.
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In the field of poetry established names from the pre-war period such as Xuân Dieu, Huy Can, Che Lan Viên, Te Hanh and Anh Tho repudiated their earlier work and turned their pens in support of the revolution.
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Of particular importance was a small group of southern writers who had regrouped in the north after 1954 and now returned south into enemy territory to gather material for their compositions; these included novelists Nguyen Quang Sáng (b 1932), Anh Ðuc (Bùi Ðuc Aùi, b 1935) and Nguyên Ngoc (1932).
Weekly features
www.vov.org.vn, 8 May 2005 [cached]
Anh Tho was an outstanding poet of the New Poetry Movement, which reached its height in the 1930s.Her poems are sad and delicate as she felt the beauty of life that would never last forever.
Arts & Literalture
www.vov.org.vn, 3 April 2005 [cached]
Poet Anh Tho, whose real name was Vuong Kieu An, was born in 1918 in a family of public servants in the northern province of Bac Giang.During her childhood, she travelled with her father to all corners of the northern delta region and was closely bound to the rice fields and the countryside.She was affected by the nationalistic literature at an early age.She loved poetry especially that written by her maternal grandfather and also her mother's lullabies.All provided a wealth of inspiration for Anh Tho.
In her childhood, she was passionate about poetry despite being forbidden by her father, who didn't want his daughter to become a poet.She was determined to pursue a career in poetry and make a name for herself.Her first penname was Hong Anh but later she changed to Anh Tho.In 1941, her collection Buc Tranh Que (A painting of Rural Landscape) was published and immediately welcomed by readers and the artistic circle.This work received the prize of the Tu Luc Literary Prize.
Anh Tho was considered a prominent representative of the New Poetry Movement in the early 20th century.Her poems are usually a depiction of natural beauty and human sadness as in the poem "Spring afternoon" she depicted a tranquil cottage dotted with purple margose flowers or a gloomy countryside market shrouded by misery.
Anh Tho found in poetry a way out around the social barriers, which restricted women in society.
An adopted daughter of Anh Tho, Ms Cam Tho said, "My mother wrote poems when she was very young.
...
Anh Tho devoted most of her working life to making poems.In addition to the poetry collection "A painting of the Rural Countryside" and a novel Black Teeth published in 1944, she had a dozen of other poem collections printed later.She said poetry should be short and descriptive.Good poetry should reflect the essence and eternity of the human soul.Poems should not be too complicated to confuse readers.Poetry is the halo brightening the hardest period of the national struggle for independence and freedom.Poetry liberated women from constraints in the feudal culture.Anh Tho loved poetry as the most significant component of life.
...
Anh Tho early joined the Viet Minh Front and later held important positions such as Secretary of the Women's Association of the four districts in the north and member of the Standing Committee of the Women's Association in the two northern provinces of Bac Giang and Lang Son.She took an active part in the war of resistance against the French.After the August Revolution, she worked in Hanoi and became a member of the Standing Committee of the Vietnam Writers' Association in 1957.From 1971 to 1975, Anh Tho worked for New Works Magazine.She was conferred the State award of Literature and Arts in 2001.
VietNam News
vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn [cached]
Viet Nam mourns loss of female poet Anh Tho, 86VietNam News
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Viet Nam mourns loss of female poet Anh Tho, 86
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Poet Anh Tho by her family's library. - VNS File photo
Anh Tho, one of Viet Nam's most beloved poets, died on Monday in Ha Noi at the age of 86.
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Viet Nam mourns loss of female poet Anh Tho, 86
Talk Around Town (16-03-2005)
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