Sophat: The First Khmer Novel


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This is the first Khmer novel, by Rim Kin, written in the early 1940s. It has been retyped and heavily annotated (and supplemented with original photographs taken at sites referred to in the novel) with vocabulary, grammar, and culture explanations and student exercises. It is been used in Intermediate Khmer instruction at SEASSI and the University of California-Berkeley. It assumes an Intermediate level knowledge of written Khmer equivalent with at least one semester of university-level Khmer language study.

See the Introduction to the novel, and sample pages from several chapters



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