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Stingray

About the E-Books

Author
Kim Joo-young
Co-Author
-
Translator
Inrae You Vinciguerra,Louis Vinciguerra
Publisher
Columbia University Press
Published Year
2013
Country
UNITED STATES (New York)
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999

Original Title
홍어
Romanization of Original
Hongeo
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9781564789938
Page
-
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • Kim Juyeong
  • Birth : 1939 ~ -
  • Occupation : Writer
  • First Name : Juyeong
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김주영
  • ISNI : -
  • Works : 22
About the Original Work
  • 홍어
  • Author : Kim Juyeong
  • Published Year : 1998
  • English Title : Stingray
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

Hailed by critics, Stingray has been described by its author as "a critical biography of my loving mother." With his father having abandoned his family for another woman, Se-young and his mother are forced to subsist on their own in the harsh environment of a small Korean farming village in the 1950s. Determined to wait for her husband's return, Se-young's mother hangs a dried stingray on the kitchen doorjamb; to her, it's a reminder of the fact that she still has a husband, and that she must behave as a married woman would, despite all. Also, she claims, when the family is reunited, the fish will be their first, celebratory meal together. But when a beggar girl, Sam-rae, sneaks into their house during a blizzard, the first thing she does is eat the stingray, and what follows is a struggle, at once sentimental and ideological, for the soul of the household.

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Translated Books5 See More

  • English(English) Book
    Stingray
    Kim Joo-young / 김주영 / 2013 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999
  • Spanish(Español) Book
    La Raya
    Kim Joo-young / 김주영 / 2009 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999
  • Chinese(汉语) Book
    洪魚
    金周荣 / 김주영 / 2008 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999