Not Out of Hate: A Novel of Burma

Not Out of Hate: A Novel of Burma

Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay Margaret Aung-Thwin William Frederick / Jan 19, 2020

Not Out of Hate A Novel of Burma Not Out of Hate is the first Burmese novel to be translated into English and published outside of Myanmar It offers unusual insights into the social history of the late colonial period Set in pre Worl

  • Title: Not Out of Hate: A Novel of Burma
  • Author: Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay Margaret Aung-Thwin William Frederick
  • ISBN: 9780896801677
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Not Out of Hate is the first Burmese novel to be translated into English and published outside of Myanmar It offers unusual insights into the social history of the late colonial period Set in pre World War II Burmese society, the story centers on the relationship and marriage of seventeen year old Way Way with U Saw Han, a much older Burmese agent for a British trading cNot Out of Hate is the first Burmese novel to be translated into English and published outside of Myanmar It offers unusual insights into the social history of the late colonial period Set in pre World War II Burmese society, the story centers on the relationship and marriage of seventeen year old Way Way with U Saw Han, a much older Burmese agent for a British trading company The subtle but deep misunderstandings they experience mirror the cultural confrontation of Eastern and Western values in modern society, still evident in Burmese life today The work is also a poignant and pointed commentary on a young woman s struggle against a suffocating love.

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      • Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay Margaret Aung-Thwin William Frederick

        Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest Burmese writers of 20th century Her stories are known for authentic portrayals of modern Burmese society Along with Ludu Daw Amar, Ma Ma Lay was one of a few female authors in Burma She died in 1982 at the age of 65.


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    1. Ma Ma Lay was a significant Burmese novelist with a career that started during British colonial rule and lasted long enough to see the coup that ended hopes for democracy. She wrote the novel during the fifties but set in the later colonial period, ending as the British cede control to the Japanese. (This edition has a useful essay at the end that contrasts this novel and George Orwell's "Burmese Days"). It is a personal story but one that reflects a larger political drama, as the young Way Way [...]


    2. A beautiful, painful read about a young girl living in colonial Burma. The translation was a bit shaky for me, but Ma Ma Lay's beautiful use of imagery and her depiction of painful human emotions shines through. And she won me over.



    3. Way Way is a 17-year-old girl who has been brought up in a traditional Burmese family. Her father runs a rice export business, and her mother left several years ago to become a Buddhist nun. Way Way dearly loves her father and, as the only child left at home when his health takes a turn for the worse, cares for both him and the business.When a new neighbor arrives, a thoroughly Anglicized Burmese man named U Saw Han, Way Way is struck by his sophistication. She becomes ashamed of the difference [...]


    4. Tragic novel about a young Burmese woman who marries an older man in the colonial days shortly before World War II. Initially dazzled by her husband's adoption of British ways, she is soon stifled by his obsessive, controlling affections. A fascinating read.




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