Rim Kin

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Rim Kin(Khmer: រីម គីន) (1911–1959) was a Cambodian writer, and one of the founders of Cambodian modern literature.[1] Published in 1938, he was the author of Sophat (Khmer: សូផាត), the first published novel in Cambodia,[2] and Cambodian's first modern novel to be written in prose rather than the customary verse form.[3] It became a 1964 movie of the same name. In 1935, the weekly Cambodian newspaper Ratri Thnai Saur (Khmer: រាត្រីថ្ងៃសៅរ៍?) was founded and it hosted the first modern serial stories of Kin.[1] From 1955 through 1957, Kin was the first president of the Khmer Writers' Association.[4]

Partial works[edit]

  • 1938, Rioen Suphat (រឿងសូផាត) ("The Story of Sophat")[1]
  • 1943, Samapheavi (សមាភាវី) [5]


  1. ^ a b c Chee, Tham Seong (1981). Essays on Literature and Society in Southeast Asia: Political and Sociological Perspectives. NUS Press. pp. 78–. ISBN 978-9971-69-036-6. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
  2. ^ Jacob, Judith M.; Smyth, David; Studies, University of London. School of Oriental and African (1993). Cambodian linguistics, literature and history: collected articles. Psychology Press. pp. 160–. ISBN 978-0-7286-0218-2. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
  3. ^ Sheehan, Sean; Cooke, Barbara (April 2007). Cambodia. Marshall Cavendish. pp. 107–. ISBN 978-0-7614-2071-2. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
  4. ^ Huffman, Franklin E. (30 July 1988). Intermediate Cambodian Reader. SEAP Publications. pp. 336, 470. ISBN 978-0-87727-522-0. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  5. ^ Edwards, Penny (2007). Cambodge: the cultivation of a nation, 1860-1945. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 71–. ISBN 978-0-8248-2923-0. Retrieved 16 January 2011.