Новый взгляд во вьетнамской литературе на войну с США
The article dwells upon publications by Inostrannaya Literatura magazine of two Vietnamese literary works – a short story by Nguyễn Thu Trân “The Settlement of Vietnamese Servants” (“Xóm sở Mỹ”) and a short story by Lê Văn Thảo “Mr. Giant with Big Moustache” (“Ông cá hô”), in the translation of I.V. Britov. Based on the content of the story by Nguyễn Thu Trân, the author of the article highlights new approaches in covering the war theme by Vietnamese writers and notes new trends that are characteristic of Vietnamese public consciousness, in particular, regarding the U.S. military, former adversaries during the Second Indochina War (Resistance War). The story “The Settlement of American Servants” attempted to whitewash the former enemy. However, against the general background of modern Vietnamese literature, such an attitude to the matter is only an exception. The author made an attempt to compare the Russians’ understanding of the lessons of the Great Patriotic War (of the USSR against Nazi Germany in 1941-1945) with the Vietnamese perception of the lessons of American aggression. It is shown by the example of Lê Văn Thảo’s story how important it is for the reader to know the biography of the author to understand the essence of creativity and the emotional charge of the works of a particular writer.