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Saffron Shadows and Salvaged ScriptsLiterary Life in Myanmar Under Censorship and in Transition$
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Ellen Wiles

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231173285

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231173285.001.0001

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The Older Generation

(p.47) 2 Writers
Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts

Ellen Wiles

Columbia University Press

This chapter explores the lives and literary work of the older generation of contemporary writers in Myanmar through three writers: U Win Tin, journalist, politician, co-founder of the NLD with Aung San Suu Kyi, former political prisoner, and poet; Shwegu May Hnin, broadcaster, essayist, novelist, former political prisoner, agony aunt; and Pe Myint, short story writer, medic, journalist, news journal editor, and press council member.

Keywords:   older generation, socialist realism, political prisoners, Win Tin, Shwegu May Hnin, Pe Myint

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