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    A Masterful Journey to the Past into History: The Old Garden by Hwang Sok-yong

    Republic of Korea
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    NOV 09 2014

    Hwang Sok-yong is often referred to as Korea’s best candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, but Hwang’s stories are about truly international characters. Oddly enough Seven Stories Press first learned about Korea’s leading author through his French publisher, Zulma. While editing The Old...

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    The Old GardenHWANG SOK-YOUNG

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    2011
    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...
  • THE OLD GARDEN

    U.S.A.
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    2012
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    As South Korea violently changed from a military dictatorship to a democratic state, an idealistic activist and a brazen painter shared a brief love affair that would impact the rest of their lives...
  • The Ancient Garden

    United Kingdom
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    2009
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Prisoner #1444, a political activist, has served nearly twenty years of a life sentence, but when the Korean government relaxes its stance on such dissidents, he finds himself up for release. While...
  • The old garden

    U.S.A.
    / / /
    2009
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    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...