Chaos in "The General Retires" and "Without a King" by Nguyen Huy Thiep
- *Corresponding Author:
- Bac LH
Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 11, 2016; Accepted Date: September 07, 2016; Published Date: September 13, 2016
Citation: Bac LH, Thu Hang DT, Trung LV (2016) Chaos in “The General Retires” and “Without a King” by Nguyen Huy Thiep. Arts Social Sci J 7: 214. doi:10.4172/2151-6200.1000214
Copyright: © 2016 Bac LH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This study explores the Vietnamese postmodern literature. Nguyen Huy Thiep is one of the famous Vietnamese writers. He always tries his best to reform short stories. By the time, postmodern theory hadn’t appeared in Vietnam. But the renovation 1986 gave Vietnamese writers many good conditions. Thiep’s talent had been sighted and his writings had become a phenomenon. Chaos is one of the key concepts of postmodernism. Researchers use it as a core criterion to distinguish the postmodern sense of modernity. This feature is easily seen in any postmodern literary works. While many writers present chaos through the structure and imagery, Nguyen Huy Thiep has shown chaos at once in the titles of two of his short stories: “The General Retires” and “Without a King”. In those he helps us to know a chaos from the family to the society.