Do Xuan Oanh


Do Xuan Oanh, born in Quang Yen, Quang Ninh Province, North Vietnam on January 4, 1923, into a poor worker family of the coal mine area; self-educated and became a jack-of-all-trades journalist, painter, writer, social worker, song writer, translator, peace activist etc. Xuan Oanh translated into Vietnamese many American novels, including Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. Also, he translated into English the play Truong Ba’s Soul in the Butcher’s Skin to be performed in the US. He retired in 1990 to continue with music and translation works.


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