Vietnam: Spirits of the Earth

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9780821227428: Vietnam: Spirits of the Earth

Combines photography with the writings of a Pulitzer Prize-winning author to create a portrait of contemporary Vietnam healed from the war and replete with lush landscapes, customs, villages, traditions, and cities.

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Frances Fitzgerald is an award-winning author. Mary Cross is a photojournalist.

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Veteran Vietnam correspondent FitzGerald and well-traveled photojournalist Mary Cross explored Vietnam together in the spring of 2000, each using their craft to document the experience. "What struck me, after my long absence," writes FitzGerald, "was not so much how the country had changed but the extent to which it had returned to itself." Accordingly, for a readership that likely has seen only wartime images of Vietnam, she revisits a great deal of the country's history as she explores geography, society, and religion in a half-dozen essays. These informative, stimulating passages draw a picture, and Cross' photos snap it into color, as she eschews landscape and architecture to focus on Vietnam's people and their way of life. The National Geographic-style compositions bring us fairly close to her subjects but have a reserve or formality that slows their pulse. Still, though there is no formal connection between the text and images, they work well together, providing a unique portrait of this complex land, one that is "going back to tradition and forward at the same time." Keir Graff
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Book Description Bulfinch Pr, New York, New York, U. S. A., 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Illustrated by Cross, Mary (illustrator). NEW - Still in shrink wrap. This is a beautiful book that takes a look at Vietnam as it is now. "On the floodplain of the Red River Delta the rice land is flat, as though leveled with a rolling pin. From a road that runs along the top of a dike you can look out across an enormous vista of rice fields. In the middle distance there may be a walled village or a mountain, such as those that appear in Sung landscape paintings. " From the author. Beautifully written, beautifully bound.; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003750

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Book Description Bulfinch Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First North American Edition. New York: Bullfinch, 2001. First North American Edition, stated. 4to. Illustrated with beautiful color photographs throughout. 208 pp. This beautifully illustrated and historically sensitive portrait of Vietnam is a collaboration between historian Frances FitzGerald and photojournalist Mary Cross—friends and colleagues who have visited Vietnam on numerous occasions and who traveled the country together in 2000. The author of the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning Fire in the Lake, a classic work on the Vietnam War from 1972, FitzGerald discovers that the shift to a market economy in Vietnam today has brought a resurgence of traditional culture. She describes village festivals, the rites of ancestor worship, the cults of women goddesses, and, most important, the revival of Buddhism. Enlivened by personal anecdotes, her text is a major piece of reporting and cultural analysis that sheds new light on this beautiful and intriguing country. Cross's 100 color images reflect the varied landscape, from the pale green rice fields to the floating houseboat villages of central Vietnam, and the jagged rock formations that rise from the waters of Ha Long Bay. She records the rituals of life in Buddhist monasteries, the grief of mourning families at village funerals, and the warmth and intimacy of family life on the sidewalks of Saigon. New in new dustjacket, protected with a mylar cover. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 012076

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