(Nguoinoitieng.vn) – If Xuan God is hailed by people as the “King of Love”, then the poet Du Tu Le is affectionately called the “Poet of Love” by his fans. His poems with romantic and romantic lyrics have been adapted by many musicians and have become famous musical works.
Some details about the poet Du Tu Le
- Birth name: Le Cu Phach
- Date of birth: November 10, 1942
- Date of death: October 7, 2019 in the United States
- Hometown: Kim Bang, Ha Nam
Famous works that made the poet Du Tu Le famous
- Khuc Thuy Du
- Basket of flowers in childhood
- The sad love of Du Tu Le
- About the word desperate
- When I die, I take it to sea
- People from the East came
- I miss the newly established paradise
- Poet of love
The proud poetic career of a talented poet
The poet Du Tu Le was one of the influential names in South Vietnamese literature before 1975. He also witnessed many artistic trends during that time.
His poetic career began very early. From his studies at Hang Voi primary school in Hanoi, he began to compose memorable poems.
|Thanks to his dedication, in 1973, he had the honor of receiving the National Prize for Literature in the department of Poetry and the work Poems of Love by Du Tu Le 1967 – 1972. After April 30, 1975, the poet settles in America.|
According to statistics, Du Tu Le left more than 70 works of poetry and prose for Vietnamese literature. His poetry is not only famous in the country and inspired by many musicians, but also appears in many foreign books and newspapers.
In the 1980s and 1990s, his poetry appeared in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. His poems are also translated in the collection Understanding Vietnam. This is a textbook on Vietnamese literature published by London for many universities in Europe.
Additionally, poet Du Tu Le is also one of six 20th-century Vietnamese poets whose poems have been translated into the collection World Poetry – An Anthology of Verses from Antiquity to the Present.
|He also participates in many poetry-related activities, giving numerous presentations at universities in Australia, the United States, Germany and France. This talented poet was also twice invited to speak on poetry at Harvard University.|
Not many people know that in addition to his talent for writing poetry, he is also known as a short story writer, novelist and has also dabbled in the heavier genre of the novel.
Poetry by Du Tu Le: The voice of love flies above the painful heights of human life
Regarding Du Tu Le’s poetic voice, many writers and artists have evaluated it as a deep voice of love soaring over the painful peaks of human life, a combination of lyricism and storytelling.
And while it is undeniable that musicians play an important role in helping Du Tu Le’s poetry connect with the audience, “even without the wings of music, his poetry continues to fly over the abyss.” ” as someone said.
Although his poetic voice gradually changed over time, the meaning and tone of his poems always had their own colors, sometimes tender, sometimes bitter.
The meaning of the pen name Du Tu Le
In a sharing with the press, the poet Du Tu Le once explained the meaning of his pseudonym. He shared that his passion for poetry was not supported by his family.
His brother also harshly told him to give up literature. And to pursue his passion, he decided to run away from home at the age of 14.
|And the name Du Tu Le comes from his favorite poem Du Tu Le. Du Tu means a child separated from his mother and because he had the surname Le, he officially took the pen name Du Tu Le, meaning a child separated from his mother from the Le family.|