Quốc âm thi tập

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The Quốc âm thi tập (國音詩集 "National language poetry collection") is a vernacular-Vietnamese language poetry book written in chữ nôm script attributed to Nguyễn Trãi. The collection of 254 poems was traditionally written after Nguyễn Trãi's retirement from court life.[1]

The original Quốc âm thi tập influenced emperor-reformer Lê Thánh Tông, best known for his Hồng Đức legal code. Lê Thánh Tông was also a poet, and organized a literary group, the Tao Dan, producing another vernacular chữ nôm collection, the Hồng Đức Quốc Âm thi tập (Hồng Đức National pronunciation poetry collection").[2]


  1. ^ Mark W. McLeod, Thi Dieu Nguyen Culture and Customs of Vietnam 2001- Page 68 "... printing them — the earliest body of nom texts that we have dates from the early post-occupation era and is attributed to Nguyen Trai. In this collection of 254 nom poems, called Quoc Am Thi Tap (Collected Poems in the National Language), composed after his retirement from court life, Nguyen Trai gives vent to his disenchantment with politics and expresses his preference a rural life of rustic pleasures and quiet contemplation."
  2. ^ Mona Baker, Gabriela Saldanha Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies 2009 - Page 532 "The staff of Nam Phong also translated early Vietnamese texts in Chinese and nom into quoc ngu, for example Hong Duc quoc-am thi-tap (Collected Poems of the Hong Duc Period) and Phan Huy Chu's Lich trieu hien chuong loai chi (Regulations Made by the Various Dynasties, Arranged in Categories)."