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The Martyred

About the E-Books

Author
Richard E. Kim
Co-Author
Heinz Insu Fenkle , Susan Choi
Translator
-
Publisher
Penguin Publishing Group
Published Year
2011
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification

literature > English and American literatures

Original Title
순교자
Romanization of Original
Sungyoja
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9781101528778
Page
-
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • Kim Eunguk
  • Birth : 1932 ~ 2009
  • Occupation : Writer
  • First Name : Eunguk
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김은국
  • ISNI : 000000008383705X
  • Works : 1
About the Original Work
  • 순교자
  • Author : Kim Eunguk
  • Published Year : 2010
  • English Title : The Martyred
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

"Written in a mood of total austerity; and yet the passion of the book is perpetually beating up against its seemingly barren surface. . . . I am deeply moved." -Philip Roth

During the early weeks of the Korean War, Captain Lee, a young South Korean officer, is ordered to investigate the kidnapping and mass murder of North Korean ministers by Communist forces. For propaganda purposes, the priests are declared martyrs, but as he delves into the crime, Lee finds himself asking: What if they were not martyrs? What if they renounced their faith in the face of death, failing both God and country? Should the people be fed this lie? Part thriller, part mystery, part existential treatise, The Martyred is a stunning meditation on truth, religion, and faith in times of crisis.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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