Luc Van Tien




    The Tale of Luc Van Tien (蓼雲仙傳 or 陸雲僊; Truyen Luc Van Tien) is a 19th-century Vietnamese-language epic poem written in vernacular nôm script by the blind poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu (1822-1888).

    The poem is one of the two most recognizable and influential epic poems in Vietnamese, the other being The Tale of Kieu written by Nguyễn Du. It is a narrative comprising 2,076 lines. The tale's reaffirmation of Vietnam's traditional moral virtues at a time when Vietnamese society was facing the challenges of the French invasion had great popular appeal.

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    Keywords: Luc Van Tien, Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Truyen Nom

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