HANDWRITING OF NGUYEN CHI THIEN

IT IS A SAD FACT OF LIFE THAT PROMINENT FIGURES WILL BE HARASSED TO TRY TO
DISCREDIT THEM -- EITHER FOR POLITICAL OR MONETARY GAIN.  

IN THE CASE OF THE LEGENDARY NGUYEN CHI THIEN, HIS HANDWRITING FROM THE
ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT
HOA DIA NGUC AND HIS SUBSEQUENT WRITING AFTER
IMMIGRATING TO THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN ANALYZED BY EXPERT MARCEL B.
MATLEY OF SAN FRANCISCO.  THIS ANALYSIS TOOK PLACE IN OCTOBER 2008.

THE HANDWRITING IS THE SAME IN 1979, 1994, 1995, 2005, 2007
and 2008.   There is only one Nguyen Chi Thien, who barely
survived twenty-seven years imprisonment in Communist Vietnam
between 1961 and 1991.   The totalitarian war criminal Ho Chi Minh
could not break his will or his gift for poetry.  
The original manuscript with its
true author Nguyen Chi Thien
in the office of Marcel B. Matley,
handwriting expert,
on October 9, 2008.

"Please God the gentleman
find the peace he seeks and
the justice he deserves."  
Marcel Matley
PHOTO TAKEN AT THE GRAVES OF HIS   
PARENTS IN HA-NAM PROVINCE,
VIETNAM, 1994.  
Nguc Ca/Chants de
Prison/Prison Songs

Poems of Nguyen Chí Thien set to
music by Pham Duy, translated to
French by Phông Anh and English
by Penelope Faulkner.

English song versions by Nguyen
Ngọc Bích, with an introduction by
Vo Van Aí and a preface by Pierre
Emmanuel. (Poet Laureate of
France) Gennevilliers, Que Me
Paris, 1982.