Nguyen Trong Quan
Nguyễn Trọng Quản (1865-1911) was a fiction writer.
He was born in Bà Rịa. His 28-page Truyện thầy Lazarô Phiền (Saigon: J. Linage, 1887), about a Catholic priest, was the first relatively long work of fiction published by a Vietnamese. Hồ Biểu Chánh credited it as one of three novels that made him want to become a writer. The other two are Hoàng Tố Anh hàm oan (1910) by Trần Chánh Chiếu, and Phan Yên ngoại sử (1910) by Trương Duy Toản, best known as the father of the theatrical genre, cải lương.
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Nguyễn Trọng Quản online
- Hoàng Dũng writing about Truyện thầy Lazarô Phiền
- Nguyễn Vy-Khanh writing about the evolution of the Vietnamese novel, starting with Truyện thầy Lazarô Phiền
- "Thử tìm vài đặc điểm của văn xuôi tự xự quốc ngữ Nam bộ trong bước khởi đầu", LINK NOT WORKING AUGUST 2009 an essay by Nguyễn Huệ Chi on the beginning of prose writing in southern Vietnam