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I'll Be Right There

About the Books

Author
Kyung-Sook Shin
Co-Author
-
Translator
Sora Kim-Russell
Publisher
OTHER PRESS
Published Year
2014
Country
-
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Original Title
어디선가 나를 찾는 전화벨이 울리고
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

Romanization of Original
Eodiseonga Nareul Channeun Jeonhwaberi Ulligo
ISBN
9781590516737, 1590516737
Page
320
Volume

About the Author

  • Kyung-Sook Shin
  • Birth : 1963 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Kyung-sook
  • Family Name : Shin
  • Korean Name : 신경숙
  • ISNI : 000000008374681X
  • Works : 101
About the Original Work
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Descriptions(Languages 1)
  • English(English)

How friendship, European literature, and a charismatic professor defy war, oppression, and the absurd 

Set in 1980s South Korea amid the tremors of political revolution, I’ll Be Right There follows Jung Yoon, a highly literate, twenty-something woman, as she recounts her tragic personal history as well as those of her three intimate college friends. When Yoon receives a distressing phone call from her ex-boyfriend after eight years of separation, memories of a tumultuous youth begin to resurface, forcing her to re-live the most intense period of her life. With profound intellectual and emotional insight, she revisits the death of her beloved mother, the strong bond with her now-dying former college professor, the excitement of her first love, and the friendships forged out of a shared sense of isolation and grief. Yoon’s formative experiences, which highlight both the fragility and force of personal connection in an era of absolute uncertainty, become immediately palpable. Shin makes the foreign and esoteric utterly familiar: her use of European literature as an interpreter of emotion and experience bridges any gaps between East and West. Love, friendship, and solitude are the same everywhere, as this book makes poignantly clear.

Source: http://www.otherpress.com/books/ill-right/

E-books & Audiobooks2

  • Russian(Русский) E-books
    Я буду рядом
    Шин et al / 신경숙 / 2016 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • English(English) E-books
    I'll Be Right There
    Kyung-Sook Shin / 신경숙 / 2014 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

LTI Korea Library Holdings3

No. Call No. Location Status Due Date
1 영어 813 신경숙 어-김 LTI Korea Library Not Available -
2 영어 813 신경숙 어-김 LTI Korea Library Available -
3 영어 813 신경숙 어-김 LTI Korea Library Available -