elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Huy Can (May 31, 1919 - February 19, 2005)

Cù Huy Cận was a Vietnamese poet. He was a close friend of Xuân Diệu, another famous poet. His first collection of poems, Sacred Fire, was published in 1938. His son is Cù Huy Hà Vũ, legal scholar and dissident.
Born: May 31, 1919, Hương Sơn District, Vietnam
Died: February 19, 2005, Hanoi, Vietnam
Find A Grave Memorial# 161890036
Children: Cù Huy Hà Vũ

Ngô Xuân Diệu was a prominent Vietnamese poet. A colossal figure in modern Vietnamese literature, he wrote about 450 poems (largely in posthumous manuscripts) especially love poems, several short stories, and many notes, essays, and literary criticisms. Although well known for his love poems, he was married for only six months without consummating the marriage before divorcing from his wife and died a bachelor. Many people believe that he was homosexual along with his lifelong friend the famous poet Huy Cận, as shown through his many poems about love dedicated to (and apparently addressed to) various men. These poems include Tình trai (Man's Love, about the love affair between the French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine) and Em đi (You leave, a heartfelt poem dedicated to a younger man with whom the poet shared a house for several years). For two years (1938-1940), Xuân Diệu was Huy Cận's roommate at the College of Agriculture in Hanoi, from which he received his engineering degree in agricultural science in 1943.
They met in 1938 and remained friends until Xuân Diệu’s death in 1985: 47 years.
Cù Huy Cận (May 31, 1919 - February 19, 2005)
Ngô Xuân Diệu (February 2, 1916 – December 18, 1985)

Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325
ISBN-10: 1500563323
Release Date: September 21, 2014
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/4910282
Amazon (print): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1500563323/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MZG0VHY/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

This journal is friends only. This entry was originally posted at http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/5034704.html. If you are not friends on this journal, Please comment there using OpenID.
Tags: days of love

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded