13 Carat Diamond and Other Stories

13 Carat Diamond and Other Stories

"13 Carat Diamond and Other Stories" is a collection of short stories by Khin Myo Chit. It was published in 1969, with a second edition (ISBN 1-933570-52-0) released in October 2005. The collection contains glimpses of the author's life and the culture of Burma, as well as fiction.

The title story, "The 13 Carat Diamond", first appeared in "The Guardian" magazine in 1955, and was later included in "50 Great Oriental Stories", published by Bantam Classics. The story describes the author's own experiences in war-time Burma.

The anthology includes the stories:
# "The 13-Carat Diamond"
# "Home-Coming"
# "The Golden Princess"
# "Electra Triumphs"
# "The Ruse"
# "The Bearer of the Betel Casket"
# "The Egg and I"
# "I Believe in Miracles"
# "Of Mice and Men"
# "Sweet Airs that Give Delight"
# "Fortune-Telling is Fun"
# "The Late Princess Mindat"
# "Why Writers Write"
# "A Writer's Prayer"
# "The Man Who Twirls His Beard"
# "Chit Pe the Lunatic and Money"
# "Till the Hair Rots and Falls to the Ground"

External links

* [http://www.ayinepan.com/emart/product_info.php?products_id=204 ayinepan.com catalogue page]
* [http://www.myanmarbookshop.com/EngBookDetails.aspx?intBookID=96 myanmarbookshop.com page]
*Sample pages of the book can be viewed at [http://books.google.com/books?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&vid=ISBN1933570520&id=rupZLvIfRv8C&pg=PA3&lpg=PA3&dq=13+carat+diamond+and+other+stories&prev=http://books.google.com/books%3Fq%3D13%2Bcarat%2Bdiamond%2Band%2Bother%2Bstories&sig=E-0REQ_tiRWJnk1tQo8NdPVhxgY Google Books]


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