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'Your Utopia' considers surveillance and the perils of advanced technology

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Article
https://www.npr.org/2024/01/30/1227121211/book-review-bora-chung-your-utopia-author-of-cursed-bunny
Journal
NPR
Issued Date
January 30, 2024
Page
-
Language
English(English)
Country
UNITED STATES
City
-
Book
Your Utopia
Writer
Bora Chung
Translator
Anton Hur

About the Author

  • Bora Chung
  • Birth : 1976 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Bora
  • Family Name : Chung
  • Korean Name : 정보라
  • ISNI : 0000000463322293
  • Works : 14
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  • English(English)

As concepts go, "utopia" is a spectacularly Janus-faced one. The word itself is encrusted with opposing meanings, signifying both an ideal place and no place. Every utopia also encodes a dystopia; an imagined ideal defines itself against antipodean values, lightness against darkness. Korean writer Bora Chung thoroughly embraces the term's quirk of contradiction in her new story collection Your Utopia. Working again with Anton Hur, who translated her first story collection Cursed Bunny into English, Chung now scares up scenarios set in both the near past and near future. 

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