Hồ Xuân Hương

Hồ Xuân Hương, whose name means “Spring Essence,” was an eighteenth-century poet who wrote subtly risqué poems that used double entendre and sexual innuendo as a vehicle for social, religious, and political commentary. Her attacks on male authority were shocking and risky, but she and her work survived because of her exquisite cleverness and skill at poetry.

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