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Opera Costume

by Yeng Pway Ngon

 

2016 Singapore Literature Prize

Helpless before the heavens we part, what sorrow, what rage; the farewell heart clings to the drooping willow, goodbye tears splash the flowers—The old man struggles to remember the lyrics to Revisiting the Long Pavilion Willows, humming bits and pieces. It’s been too long since he’s sung anything, too long since he heard this tune…”
Read the excerpt from Words Without Borders.

Translated from the Chinese (Singapore) by Jeremy Tiang
ISBN: 978-1-911221-08-1
Publication date: January 2018

 

SKU: 9781911221081. Category: .

Synopsis

Helpless before the heavens we part, what sorrow, what rage; the farewell heart clings to the drooping willow, goodbye tears splash the flowers—The old man struggles to remember the lyrics to Revisiting the Long Pavilion Willows, humming bits and pieces. It’s been too long since he’s sung anything, too long since he heard this tune…”
Read the excerpt from Words Without Borders.