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Who Ate Up All the Shinga?

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Title Sub
An Autobiographical Novel
Author
Wan-suh Park
Co-Author
-
Translator
Yu Young-Nan,Stephen Epstein
Publisher
Columbia University Press
Published Year
2010
Country
UNITED STATES (New York)
Classification

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

Original Title
그 많던 싱아는 누가 다 먹었을까
Romanization of Original
Geu Manteon Singaneun Nuga Da Meogeoseulkka
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9780231520362
Page
-
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • Park Wansuh
  • Birth : 1931 ~ 2011
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Wansuh
  • Family Name : Park
  • Korean Name : 박완서
  • ISNI : 0000000120207103
  • Works : 80
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  • English(English)

Park Wan-suh is a best-selling and award-winning writer whose work has been widely translated and published throughout the world. Who Ate Up All the Shinga? is an extraordinary account of her experiences growing up during the Japanese occupation of Korea and the Korean War, a time of great oppression, deprivation, and social and political instability.

Park Wan-suh was born in 1931 in a small village near Kaesong, a protected hamlet of no more than twenty families. Park was raised believing that "no matter how many hills and brooks you crossed, the whole world was Korea and everyone in it was Korean." But then the tendrils of the Japanese occupation, which had already worked their way through much of Korean society before her birth, began to encroach on Park's idyll, complicating her day-to-day life.

With acerbic wit and brilliant insight, Park describes the characters and events that came to shape her young life, portraying the pervasive ways in which collaboration, assimilation, and resistance intertwined within the Korean social fabric before the outbreak of war. Most absorbing is Park's portrait of her mother, a sharp and resourceful widow who both resisted and conformed to stricture, becoming an enigmatic role model for her struggling daughter. Balancing period detail with universal themes, Park weaves a captivating tale that charms, moves, and wholly engrosses.

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Translated Books9 See More

  • Turkish(Türkçe) Book
    Bunca Şingayı Kim Yedi?
    Park Wansuh / 박완서 / 2022 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999
  • Romanian(Română) Book
    Cine a mâncat toată shinga?
    Park Wan-suh / 박완서 / 2015 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999
  • Russian(Русский) Book
    Забытый вкус кислички
    Пак Вансо / 박완서 / 2015 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999