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North Station

About the E-Books

Author
Bae Suah
Co-Author
-
Translator
Deborah Smith
Publisher
Open Letter
Published Year
2017
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Original Title
올빼미의 없음
Romanization of Original
Olppaemiui eopseum
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9781940953700
Page
-
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • Bae Su-ah
  • Birth : 1965 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Suah
  • Family Name : Bae
  • Korean Name : 배수아
  • ISNI : 0000000362669423
  • Works : 22
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  • English(English)

"Bae dissolves conventional ¬linear narrative, as though it were impossible for cause and effect to exist concurrently with such repression." —Joanna Walsh, The National

A writer struggles to come to terms with the death of her beloved mentor; the staging of an experimental play goes awry; time freezes for two lovers on a platform, waiting for the train that will take one of them away; a woman living in a foreign country discovers she has been issued the wrong ID.

Emotionally haunting and intellectually stimulating, the seven stories in North Station represent the range and power of Bae Suah's distinctive voice and style, which delights in digressions, multiple storylines, and sudden ruptures of societal norms. Heavily influenced by the German authors she's read and translated, Bae's stories combine elements of Korean and European storytelling in a way that's unforgettable and mesmerizing.

Bae Suah, one of the most highly acclaimed contemporary Korean authors, has published more than a dozen short story collections and novels, and has won a number of prestigious awards. She has also translated several books from the German, including works by W. G. Sebald, Franz Kafka, and Jenny Erpenbeck. Her novel Nowhere to Be Found was longlisted for the PEN Translation Prize and the Best Translated Book Awards.

Deborah Smith has translated two other books by Bae (Recitation and A Greater Music) and won the Man Booker International Prize for her translation of Han Kang's The Vegetarian. She is the founder of Tilted Axis Press.

Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/F0670286-4C2F-4A39-8C11-F971D055B887

Translated Books1

  • English(English) Book
    North Station
    Bae SuAh / 배수아 / 2017 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century