Storytelling in Cambodia

Storytelling in Cambodia Willa Schneberg takes the reader on an extraordinary journey from the Ramayana and Angkor Wat to the terrors of Pol Pot encountering along the way Buddhist paci fism and the divine warrior Andr Malra

  • Title: Storytelling in Cambodia
  • Author: Willa Schneberg
  • ISBN: 9780934971904
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Paperback
  • Willa Schneberg takes the reader on an extraordinary journey from the Ramayana and Angkor Wat to the terrors of Pol Pot encountering along the way Buddhist paci fism and the divine warrior, Andr Malraux and Tricky Dick and Kent State, among a host of characters Her Cambodia is a world and she s gotten deep within its skin This is rich rewarding poetry, a compassionate, Willa Schneberg takes the reader on an extraordinary journey from the Ramayana and Angkor Wat to the terrors of Pol Pot encountering along the way Buddhist paci fism and the divine warrior, Andr Malraux and Tricky Dick and Kent State, among a host of characters Her Cambodia is a world and she s gotten deep within its skin This is rich rewarding poetry, a compassionate, visionary response to a very real world Sam Hamill Willa Schneberg is a poet who boldly faces evil and has the courage to express her reactions in art and testimony The wisdom underpinning her poems is fully earned Her elegy for Pol Pot catches the banality of evil as few writers have attempted David Ray, author of The Death of Sardanapalus and Other Poems of the Iraq Wars This moving, rich cycle of linked poems journeys from Cambodia s ancient mythic times to the killing fields and to the UN presence during Cambodia s first free elections It bears witness to the plight of the Cambodian people and to all who have endured holocausts The reader viscerally experiences the sweet sour tastes of both jungle fruits and blackened, dead potato patches the sights and sounds of the bombed Cambodian countryside and its fecund cities as well as the humanity of others and ourselves.Storytelling in Cambodia includes an introduction by the celebrated Cambodian poet U Sam Oeur author of Sacred Vows and his translator Ken McCullough, who have worked together previously on Oeur s memoir Crossing Three Wildernesses Coffee House Press.

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    1. [3 1/2 Stars:] A sadness trickled into my heart as I read these poems, leaving a deep well of sorrow and also regret. I finished "Storytelling In Cambodia" looking around for any signs that we are pausing and listening to each other, to the voices of pain, loneliness and fragility behind our voices of gossip and random news.Schneberg writes chronologically linked poems that start with mythic Cambodian history, continuing with the genocide at the hands of the Khmer Rouge in the mid 1970s and thro [...]

    2. When I started this book, I wondered whether a Westerner would be able to pull it off - a book of poetry telling stories in the English language from the heart of an ancient land. But it is quite remarkable. Sensitively and creatively written, not claiming any expertise, offering openness, unafraid emotional immediacy, and acute human observation. It is written in such a natural way, there is nothing condescending or shallow about it. It gripped and taught me from beginning to end. Willa Schnebe [...]

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