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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 Middle Generation

(p.117) 3 Writers
Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts

Ellen Wiles

Columbia University Press

This chapter explores the lives and literary work of the middle generation of contemporary writers in Myanmar through three writers: Ye Shan, short story writer and railway superintendent; Ma Thida, journalist, editor, short story writer, non-fiction writer, novelist, surgeon and former political prisoner; and Zeyar Lynn, poet and English language teacher.

Keywords:   middle generation, experimental, literary form, Ye Shan, Ma Thida, Zeyar Lynn

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