In The Crossfire

by Ngo Van

In The Crossfire

  • ISBN-13: 9781849350136
  • Author(s): Ngo Van
  • Editor(s): Ken Knabb, Helene Fleury
  • Subject: Biography: general|biography & autobiography: general
  • Publisher: Ak Press
  • Imprint: Ak Press
  • Publication Date: 28-10-2010
  • Format: p/b

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In 1936, Ngo Van was captured, imprisoned, and tortured in the dreaded Maison Centrale prison in Saigon for his part in the fight to free Vietnam from French colonial rule. Five years later, Vietnamese independence was won, and Van found himself imprisoned and abused once more, this time by followers of the Stalinist freedom fighter Ho Chi Minh. Five years after that, Van was in Paris, working with the surrealists. In the Crossfire documents Ngo Van's incredible life in Vietnam during the two World Wars, and his subsequent years spent with the Paris intelligentsia.
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In 1936, Ngo Van was captured, imprisoned, and tortured in the dreaded Maison Centrale prison in Saigon for his part in the fight to free Vietnam from French colonial rule. Five years later, Vietnamese independence was won, and Van found himself imprisoned and abused once more, this time by followers of the Stalinist freedom fighter Ho Chi Minh. Five years after that, Van was in Paris, working with the surrealists. In the Crossfire documents Ngo Van's incredible life in Vietnam during the two World Wars, and his subsequent years spent with the Paris intelligentsia.