When some men are cursed with immortality, they endeavour to break the curse and, if successful, turn into sea animals. A novel of magical realism and verbal magic set on the fault line of Islam and Buddhism in Southern Thailand ...
|Title||:||A scattered world: A Thai novel (ThaiFiction)|
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|Number of Pages||:||70 Pages|
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A scattered world: A Thai novel (ThaiFiction) Reviews
A Scattered worldSiriworn Kaewkan was born in Nakhon Si Thammarat (Southern Thailand) on March 8, 1968. He studied Arts in his hometown college and became a full-time independent writer in 1992 after a spell in a political newspaper.His novels, short stories and poems are mostly concerned with social and political issue.AwardsIn 2004, his collection of short stories Tales from Bangkok received the Outstanding Book Award from the National Book Improvement Committee.In 2007, Siriworn received the Silpathorn Award for Literature, awarded annually by the Thailand Ministry of Culture's Office of Contemporary Art and Culture to living contemporary artists in fields of literature, music, filmmaking, visual arts and performing arts.Siriworn is Thailand’s only major ‘southern’ author. Most of Thailand’s authors and poets describe life in Bangkok or the Buddhist-influenced countryside, Siriworn sets his work in the “Deep South”. Here, Thai Muslims live alongside Thais from a Buddhist or even Chinese cultural heritage. Satun, where Siriworn is peaceful, but next door in the three “Deep South” provinces, a low level war has been fought since 2004. Very few authors in Thailand focus their writing on this armed insurgency and try to understand the conflict through fiction.A Scattered world is a magic realist novel* set against this background. A novel to experience more then to retell above anything it is about the magic of words.• Magic realism, is a genre of narrative fiction and, more broadly, art (literature, painting, film, theatre, etc.) that, while encompassing a range of subtly different concepts, expresses a primarily realistic view of the real world while also adding or revealing magical elements. It is sometimes called fabulism, in reference to the conventions of fables, myths, and allegory. "Magic realism", perhaps the most common term, often refers to fiction and literature in particular, with magic or the supernatural presented in an otherwise real-world or mundane setting.