Nguyen Nhat Anh publishes a book to heal the soul


Writer Nguyen Nhat Anh wrote a new book to revive herself after witnessing the death of a loved one from Covid-19.

He cherished the work Go to the stream to see the pink lilies for nine months, from March 2021. During the time of composing, the writer said that like many people, his spirit was heavily affected when an acquaintance died because of the outbreak of the pandemic in Ho Chi Minh City. The culmination was when his close friend – poet and painter Le Thanh Thu – died in July 2021, the writer was shocked and struggled for a long time.

Writer Nguyen Nhat Anh at the launch of a new book on the morning of January 14 in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Mai Nhat

Nguyen Nhat Anh said: “At that time, I couldn’t calm down to do anything. But then I knew I couldn’t let my sadness hold me back forever. If I didn’t move a single finger, no one could help me. I can lift myself up from the sadness. I believe writing is the best way to heal the wound in my soul. So I sit at the table again.”

Go to the stream to see the pink lilies Telling the story of the animal world, is the 5th work of Nguyen Nhat Anh to choose this topic, after I’m Beto, There are two cats sitting by the window, Good day, Little dog carrying a basket of roses. The writer believes that books – especially books about animals – are one of the most effective “vitamins” for the soul. He once planted this message through the words of a character in the book Little dog carrying a basket of roses (2016): “If people can love a dog, then obviously they will know how to love people, so society will be less painful.”

Nguyen Nhat Anh shares about books "Going to the stream to see pink lilies"

Nguyen Nhat Anh tells a story about writing during the pandemic. Video: Mai Nhat

The new publication consists of eight parts with 64 chapters, revolving around the lessons of compassion, honesty, friendship, and courage that can defeat cruelty and bad habits. Nguyen Nhat Anh’s animal world is rich in species, from the mouse Chuong Re “singing or not singing”, the cricket that plays at night under the longan tree to the duck “What You Know” who loves to write. The story brings the peaceful atmosphere of a garden full of grass and flowers in a countryside, “a world that adults have long forgotten”. The writer said: “The innocent, bustling world of funny animals helps my soul regain balance as a spiritual therapy. I hope readers also find it more peaceful and warm these days.” .

Nguyen Nhat Anh actively updates the conversation trends of young people to refresh the literary language, such as “virtual living experts”, “going underground”… He said: “I only increase my income in Vietnam. Moderate dose to spirit, style is still bold Nguyen Nhat Anh”. The book is printed with 100,000 copies, including 80,000 paperback copies and 20,000 hardcover copies, with free stories Ut Quyen and I small print. Young Publishing House – (the publisher) will join readers in taking care of and giving food to the douc langur – an endemic primate facing a high risk of extinction – at the Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, such as: a way to spread compassion for animals.

Book Nguyen Nhat Anh prints 100,000 copies with two versions - hardcover and paperback.  Photo: Young Publishing House

Book Nguyen Nhat Anh prints 100,000 copies with two versions – hardcover and paperback. Photo: Young Publishing House

Nguyen Nhat Anh was born in 1955 in Thang Binh, Quang Nam. Since 1973, the writer has lived in Saigon, studied pedagogy, graduated in 1976. Besides five books of poetry, more than 30 volumes of comic books, and 12 volumes of screenplay, Nguyen Nhat Anh has published more than 100 literary works. on the topic of teenagers, teenagers and even children. The author also printed three volumes of sports commentary and more than 50 volumes of love advice under different pseudonyms. He was recognized by the Vietnam Book of Records Center as the most prolific youth writer in Vietnam.

Nguyen Nhat Anh’s book has been adapted to the screen many times. In 1994, the movie Schoolyard white shirt was released, directed by Le Dan, based on the story Schoolgirl, the cast includes Le Cong Tuan Anh, Y Phung, Ngo My Uyen… In 1998, the movie Troubled boy Based on the story of the same name by Phung Ngoc – movie actor South area – main character. In 2004, the TV series Kaleidoscope was released, with actors: Pearl, Tieu Long, Anh Dao… Movie I see yellow flowers on green grass Directed by Victor Vu, released in theaters in 2015. The work Blue eyes by Nguyen Nhat Anh was also adapted to the screen by this director at the end of 2019, reaching a revenue of 180 billion VND.

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