In the Mirror
Literature and Politics in Siam in the American Era
Edited and translated by Benedict R. O'G. Anderson
Translated by Ruchira C. Mendiones
A representative sampling of the short fiction produced by a single generation of Thai writers during the "American Era" in Thailand, the two decades from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, when US involvement in politics and the economy ignited rapid social change and awakened a group of thoughtful new authors.