Contemporary Thai literary style in the period of Cold War: A Case study of Pramun Aunha-Thup’s literary works

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Vannaporn Phongpheng


 This study analyzes the characteristics that define the literary style pioneered by Pra-mun Aunha-thup, one of Thailand's greatest contemporary writers. His unconventional use of Thai grammar, combined with a style that seamlessly fused newspaper journalism and traditional descriptive writing together created a unique prose writing style that illuminates both hisconsiderable talents as a writer and the turbulent cold war period in Thailand in which he lived and worked. During this time, a period marked by great ideological differences, modernization, urbanization and industrialization in Thai society and the influence that the West brought to bear through Hollywood movies and translated literary works, Pra-mun Aunha-thup's literary style heralded the advent of Thai literature in a modern context.


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Phongpheng, V. (2019). Contemporary Thai literary style in the period of Cold War: A Case study of Pramun Aunha-Thup’s literary works. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Suratthani Rajabhat University, 11(1), 109–137. Retrieved from
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