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English(English) E-Book

The Old Garden

About the E-Books

Author
Hwang Sok-yong
Co-Author
-
Translator
Jay Oh
Publisher
Seven Stories Press
Published Year
2011
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Original Title
오래된 정원
Romanization of Original
Oraedoen jeongwon
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9781609800383
Page
-
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • Hwang Sok-yong
  • Birth : 1943 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Sok-yong
  • Family Name : Hwang
  • Korean Name : 황석영
  • ISNI : 0000000121322250
  • Works : 121
About the Original Work
  • 오래된 정원
  • Author : Hwang Sok-yong
  • Published Year : 2000
  • English Title : The old garden
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

Political prisoner Hyun Woo is freed after eighteen years to find no trace of the world he knew. The friends with whom he shared utopianist dreams are gone. His Seoul is unrecognizably transformed and aggressively modernized. Yoon Hee, the woman he loved, died three years ago. A broken man, he drifts toward a small house in Kalmoe, where he and Yoon Hee once stole a few fleeting months of happiness while fleeing the authorities. In the company of her diaries, he relives and reviews his life, trying to find meaning in the revolutionary struggle that consumed their youth—a youth of great energy and optimism, victim to implacable history.
Hyun Woo weighs the worth of his own life, spent in prison, and that of the strong-willed artist Yoon Hee, whose involvement in rebel groups took her to Berlin and the fall of the wall. With great poignancy, Hwang Sok-yong grapples with the immortal questions—the endurance of love, the price of a commitment to causes—while depicting a generation that sacrificed youth, liberty, and often life, for the dream of a better tomorrow.

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Translated Books11 See More

  • English(English) Book
    THE OLD GARDEN
    HWANG SOK-YOUNG / 황석영 / 2012 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Swedish(Svenska) Book
    Den gamla trädgården
    Hwang Sok-yong / 황석영 / 2011 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • French(Français) Book
    LE VIEUX JARDIN
    Hwang Sok-yong / 황석영 / 2010 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century