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The Prisoner

About the E-Books

Author
Hwang Sok yong
Co-Author
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Translator
Anton Hur,Sora Kim-Russell
Publisher
Verso Books
Published Year
2021
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
Original Title
수인:황석영 자전
Romanization of Original
Original Language
Korean(한국어)
ISBN
9781839760853
Page
-
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • Hwang Sok-yong
  • Birth : 1943 ~ Unknown
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Sok-yong
  • Family Name : Hwang
  • Korean Name : 황석영
  • ISNI : 0000000121322250
  • Works : 119
About the Original Work
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Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

In 1993, writer and democracy activist Hwang Sok-yong was sentenced to five years in the Seoul Detention Center upon his return to South Korea from North Korea, the country he had fled with his family as a child at the start of the Korean War. Already a dissident writer well-known for his part in the democracy movement of the 1980s, Hwang's imprisonment forced him to consider the many prisons to which he was subject—of thought, of writing, of Cold War nations, of the heart.
In this capacious memoir, Hwang's life is set against the volatile political backdrop of modern Korea, a country subject to colonialism, Cold War division, a devastating war, decades of authoritarian dictatorships, a mass democratic uprising, and a still-lingering, painful division between North and South. The Prisoner moves between Hwang's imprisonment and scenes from his life—as a boy in Pyongyang and Seoul, as a young activist protesting South Korea's military dictatorships, as a soldier in the Vietnam War, as a dissident writer first traveling abroad—and in so doing, braids his extraordinary life into the dramatic revolutions and transformations of Korean society during the twentieth century.

Translated Books4 See more

  • English(English) Book
    The Prisoner
    Hwang Sok yong / 황석영 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • French(Français) Book
    LE PRISONNIER
    Hwang Sok yong / 황석영 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Japanese(日本語) Book
    囚人[黄晳暎自伝]II――火焔のなかへ
    黄晳暎 / 황석영 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century