Le Dinh Ky is a researcher who has a lot of contributions to scientific research literature of Vietnam. As for realism, he has approached the problem as a literary theorist, literary critic, and the literary historian. In certain areas, his researchs are also pioneered and get major attention to the experts, including the debate. However, despite the mixed opinions and certain restrictions, contribution of Le Dinh Ky in studying the issue of realism in particular as well as his prestige to the literary critic of Vietnam in general, is not undeniable.
Key words: realism, literary theorist, literary critic