13 Carat Diamond and Other Stories

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"13 Carat Diamond and Other Stories"
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2nd edition cover
Author Khin Myo Chit
Genre(s) Anthology
Publication date 1969 (first edition)
October 2005 (second edition)

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:

  1. The 13-Carat Diamond
  2. Home-Coming
  3. The Golden Princess
  4. Electra Triumphs
  5. The Ruse
  6. The Bearer of the Betel Casket
  7. The Egg and I
  8. I Believe in Miracles
  9. Of Mice and Men
  10. Sweet Airs that Give Delight
  11. Fortune-Telling is Fun
  12. The Late Princess Mindat
  13. Why Writers Write
  14. A Writer's Prayer
  15. The Man Who Twirls His Beard
  16. Chit Pe the Lunatic and Money
  17. Till the Hair Rots and Falls to the Ground

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