Category Archives: Extracts

Extract: The thirty-five convicts

In chapter 27, Khun Phaen is released after over a decade in jail so he can accompany his son to attack Chiang Mai. He declines the king’s offer to recruit an army, and instead asks for thirty-five of his fellow … Continue reading

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Wondrous scenes

In old Thai literature, sexual encounters were often described with metaphorical passages known as bot atsajan, translated as “miraculous passages” or “wondrous scenes.”

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Extract: The spirit army

KCKP has some obscure, scarcely known passages which are a delight.

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Mounting Color of Mist

On 11 June 2011, Noppakhun Sudprasert from the College of Dramatic Arts, Mahidol University, gave a sepha recitation at the Jim Thompson Art Center, helped by his colleague, Watit Duriangkul, and a team of three dancers.

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Extract: The condemnation of Wanthong

The court scene, where the king condemns Wanthong to execution is the climax of the story.

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Extract: The cottonfield

Phlai Kaeo (later Khun Phaen) and Phim (later Wanthong) were childhood friends. They meet again when she is 15 and he is 17 and a novice. He arranges with Saithong, her maid-cum-companion, for them to meet in a cottonfield.

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