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Read ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer characters ☆ 9 It is April 1975 and Saigon is in chaos At his villa a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and with the help of his trusted captain drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country The general and his compatriots start a new l. The Darkness of DemocracyWhen Donald Trump blasts Make America Great Again it may not be obvious that again has a very specific historical reference the fall of Saigon on April 30 1975 the day the United States lost its first war This event opens The Sympathizer The Donald cannot mention Vietnam it is still too painful and embarrassing a topic in American politics even after than 40 years There was no attack on a US ship in the Tonkin Gulf there were no dominoes waiting to fall there were no oppressed freedom loving people to defend These were fabrications The Vietnam War in the US has the same emotional significance as the First World War to Germany during the Weimar Republic It is a reminder of not just defeat and government deceit but of purported betrayal by one s fellow countrymen hippies liberals draft dodgers inconstant politicians The fact that Trump arranged to have himself exempted from being drafted into the Vietnam War through euivalent fabrication makes him even emotionally dedicated to ensuring his own past disappears into that period when America believed itself not just courageous and honest but competent and above all exceptional among nations His recent attack on former Vietnamese prisoner of war John McCain as a loser was not so much personal as a metaphysical rejection of Trump s as well as the country s own historyThis novel is acutely prescient not only about the archetypal AmericanTrumpian neurosis which it satirises so mercilessly but also about the political effects of that neurosis The conflict in Vietnam has become an historical metaphor for what is happening in American politics as I write this review The route from Weimar to National Socialism in the Germany of the 1930 s as many have already noted has much the same scenery as the rise of Trump The similarity is not congenial to many Americans Nguyen s staging of the problem of America in Vietnam is therefore brilliant That he doesn t provide a happy d nouement is simply prudence not lack of imagination Many others who have studied the problem reach a similar impasseFor example in 1943 two weeks before her death the young philosopher Simone Weil wrote a short essay On the Abolition of All Political Parties In it she distinguishes the meaning and practice of political parties in continental Europe and the Anglo Saxon world of America and Britain Both types involve the passionate espousal of a point of view on the shape and content of the general good Weil likes neither type the British because although it dissipates passions the result is compromise which everyone can accept but no one really wants The continental because it enflames passions to the point where Jacobin ferocity puts one party in power and all the others in jail Frustration with the former naturally leads to the latterThe slide from reason to controllable passion to Gnostic dictatorship in which each party accuses the other not only of error but of the vile civil evil of treason is Weil implies inevitable This she foresees is the real threat of and to democracy the corruption of the souls and consciences of those who participate in party politics It is difficult not to perceive in the recently held Republican National Convention precisely this slide from rational perception of one s personal interests to the ultimate demonisation of the other side as perverts traitors and liars Hillary for Prison Hillary the Traitor of BenghaziThe Sympathizer is in large part about Weil s inevitable slide into the abyss of party politics The locus is not Cleveland although much of the book takes place in America and the protagonist is not American but significantly EuropeanAsian Nevertheless the not so hidden force of the narrative is American culture and American military and political power in the character of the mysterious Claude One clue to the metaphorical intent of the book is that Claude and his intellectual avatar Hedd is apparently the only proper name in the book The other characters are either roles the Captain the General the Auteur the Parisian aunt the crapulent major or veiled descriptors in languages other than English Man Bon Sofia Mori What the named character of Claude promotes is simply the creation and the continuing passionate hatred and conflict between the two historical factions of Vietnamese before during and after the war He plots and meddles and tortures and encourages strife endlessly not for any obvious ideology or advantage but just because he can Claude is America and what America does not just to others but to itself Not until halfway through the book despite several hints does it become apparent that it is actually about representative democracy not Vietnam Not to own the means of production can lead to premature death but not to own the means of representation is also a kind of death muses the spy protagonist who is having a rather different kind of political awakening than he anticipated during his life in the West The real uestion is how anyone can be politically represented Neither liberal democracy nor the dictatorship of the proletariat makes a satisfactory solution to the problem All politics fail from time to time Perhaps not inevitably as Weil feared but certainly when it comes under control by the Claudes of the worldDonald Trump is the potentially fatal flaw in American representative democracy Clearly Nguyen knew nothing of Trump s prospective rise to political fame as he wrote But he didn t need to Trump is a type the dark side of America that lurks constantly in wait to mug the entire country and as much of the rest of the world that is within reach It is this dark side which is so obvious to non Americans especially non European non Americans And it is this side which Nguyen describes with such horrible accuracy A timely reminder therefore of the real danger we face

Summary The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer characters ☆ 9 Ife in Los Angeles unaware that one among their number the captain is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher up in the Viet Cong The Sympathizer is the story of this captain a man brought up by an absent French father and a poor Vietnamese mother a man who went to university. This is without a doubt an important story to tell thousands of refugees wailed as if attending a funeral the burial of their nation dead too soon as so many were at a tender twenty one years of age The writing is as good as I found in The Refugees but I wasn t immediately drawn in and had a difficult time trying to understand what was happening during the evacuation but I m guessing that it reflects the reality of what it must have been like Our narrator the Captain a double agent introduces the reader to his dual allegiance when he says I am simply able to see any issue from both sides I flatter myself that this is a talent I was reminded of the mixed feelings that people had about this war I was very moved by some of the scenes The old woman and others angry and grieving throwing their shoes Also heartbreaking was how the Captain s friend Bon loses his wife and child In addition to the chaos of the evacuation scene the gut wrenching torture scenes towards the end stands out in my mind as wellThe essay and an interview at the end of the book were also enlightening and so very relevant for the issues at hand today and gave me a better understanding of the novel In the essay the author says The tendency to separate war stories from immigrant stories means that most Americans don t understand how many of the immigrants and refugees in the United States have fled from wars many of which this country has had a hand in But he doesn t put the full blame there In the interview he says The Vietnamese are at least partially responsible for what they did to themselves I didn t want to put the blame suarely on the Americans or the French although that blame is there I wanted this to be ver specifically a moment of Vietnamese on Vietnamese confrontation and responsibility because again this is in part how we claim our subjectivity we aren t just victims but victimizers as well This is a part of our history that we all find very hard to confront These comments give the novel some perspective and I wish I had read them first The wonderful writing I found in The Refugees prompted me to read this book If that wasn t reason enough this was a buddy read with two of my very good Goodreads friends Diane and Esil However I have very mixed feelings about the book There were too few moments when I felt an emotional connection to the Captain and at times it was a struggle to continue reading I wish I could articulate it in a better way but there you have it 3 stars and 35 stars after reading the essay and interview but these were not the novel so it remains 3 stars It won the Pulitzer Prize and there are so many others who have rated it 5 stars but it just didn t get to me as much as The Refugees which I rated 5 stars Thanks Diane and Esil Let s do this again sometime Die swaard verteer poor Vietnamese mother a man who went to university. This is without a doubt an important story to tell thousands of refugees wailed as if attending a funeral the burial of their nation dead too soon as so many were at a tender twenty one years of age The writing is as good as I found in The Refugees but I wasn t immediately drawn in and had a difficult time trying to understand what was happening during the evacuation but I m guessing that it reflects the reality of what it must have been like Our narrator the Captain a double agent introduces the reader to his dual allegiance when he says I am simply able to see any issue from both sides I flatter myself that this is a talent I was reminded of the mixed feelings that The Silver Pigs put the full blame there In the interview he says The Vietnamese are at least Rock the Boat partially responsible for what they did to themselves I didn t want to Literarische Orte in Deutschsprachigen Erz�hlungen Des Mittelalters put the blame suarely on the Americans or the French although that blame is there I wanted this to be ver specifically a moment of Vietnamese on Vietnamese confrontation and responsibility because again this is in Reign of a King Kingdom Duet #1 part how we claim our subjectivity we aren t just victims but victimizers as well This is a Mr Black And White part of our history that we all find very hard to confront These comments give the novel some Misteri Perilaku Anak Sulung Tengah Bungsu dan Tunggal perspective and I wish I had read them first The wonderful writing I found in The Refugees Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s prompted me to read this book If that wasn t reason enough this was a buddy read with two of my very good Goodreads friends Diane and Esil However I have very mixed feelings about the book There were too few moments when I felt an emotional connection to the Captain and at times it was a struggle to continue reading I wish I could articulate it in a better way but there you have it 3 stars and 35 stars after reading the essay and interview but these were not the novel so it remains 3 stars It won the Pulitzer Prize and there are so many others who have rated it 5 stars but it just didn t get to me as much as The Refugees which I rated 5 stars Thanks Diane and Esil Let s do this again sometime

Read ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub É Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sympathizer characters ☆ 9 In America but returned to Vietnam to fight for the Communist cause A gripping spy novel an astute exploration of extreme politics and a moving love story The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature film and the wars we fight tod. I am a spy a sleeper a spook a man of two faces Perhaps not surprisingly I am also a man of two minds With these words Viet Thanh Nguyen decides to start the novel and these two sentences were enough to get me hooked They managed to intrigue me to want to know and set the basis for what will prove to be one of the main theme the interior conflict of the narrator The Symphatizer is a book about the Vietnam War and its aftermath The book is about loyalty identity and the difficulty to adjust to a new culture and reality It written from the point of view of the Vietnamese and does not always put the Americans in a positive light This novel is a perfect companion to the uiet American by Graham Green a masterpiece the only other book about the Vietnam war that I read Actually the uiet American is mentioned a couple of times in the Symphatizer One theme that I found in both books is about the innocent and idealized intentions with which the Americans entered the Vietnam War and their failure to admit ant wrongdoing They believe in a universe of divine justice where the human race is guilty of sin but they also believe in a secular justice where human beings are presumed innocent You can t have both You know how Americans deal with it They pretend they are eternally innocent no matter how many times they lose their innocence The problem is that those who insist on their innocence believe anything they do is just At least we who believe in our own guilt know what dark things we can do A similar idea I selected for my review of the uiet American Innocence is a kind of insanity Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell wandering the world meaning no harm The novel kept me on the edge of the seat for the first 100 pages or so when the fall of Saigon is described and thorough the escape to USA of the main characters When the setting moves to Los Angeles the pace slows down and my interest begins to gradually fall culminating with the making of the movie in Thailand Those chapters were excruciatingly slow and the smart writing barely managed to make the experience bearable My interest picked up after that and the last 20% of the book were as good as the beginning I do not want to say too much about that except that it was the most disturbing part of the novel The book is cleverly written I loved the author s way with words I did not expect to find humor among these pages even less one similar to Vonnegut s a realization I had while reading another review I noticed a particularity of the writing style that I want to share with you The author uses a lot of sexual metaphors when describing war scenes Here are two examples stubby grenades resembling short metallic dildos and a parachute flare sputtering into spermating existence I wonder what the meaning behind them is Is it because war as sex is about power control performance and status Is it because the two acts dehumanize us to some extent In the end I also want to let you all know that I will never look at a suid the same way ever again The ones that read the novel know why El joven de caracter politics and a moving love story The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature film and the wars we fight tod. 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  • Hardcover
  • 371
  • The Sympathizer
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • English
  • 08 May 2018
  • 9780802123459