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THE OLD GARDEN

About the Books

Author
HWANG SOK-YOUNG
Co-Author
-
Translator
Jay Oh
Publisher
Seven Stories
Published Year
2012
Country
UNITED STATES City : New York
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Original Title
오래된 정원
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

Romanization of Original
Oraedoen jeongwon
ISBN
9781609804060
Page
544
Volume

About the Author

  • Hwang Sok-yong
  • Birth : 1943 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Sok-yong
  • Family Name : Hwang
  • Korean Name : 황석영
  • ISNI : 0000000121322250
  • Works : 121
About the Original Work
  • 오래된 정원
  • Author : Hwang Sok-yong
  • Published Year : 2000
  • English Title : The old garden
More About the Original Work
Descriptions(Languages 1)
  • English(English)

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. Drifting to an old house in the countryside where they once sought refuge, Hyun Woo finds Yoon Hee's letters, diaries, and paintings that document the extraordinary life of the woman he loved and lost. He recalls the circumstances that brought him to Yoon Hee and the lifetime they spent apart. As his world shrank in prison, hers expanded as she fought off the loneliness of his absence and witnessed the dramatic events of their country's recent history, the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany, and the harsh natural landscape of Siberia. He also learns that she has left him a living legacy that will help him find his way again. Hyun Woo is fleeing authorities for his participation in the Kwangju Uprising and for promoting democracy in South Korea when he meets and falls in love with Yoon Hee. Their idyllic time together is cut short when Hyun Woo is captured and thrown in prison. Nearly two decades later, he is released to find Korea aggressively modernized, democratic in name, but filled with inequality and corruption. His former comrades are old and jaded, and Yoon Hee, never allowed to see him during his imprisonment, has died. Internationally acclaimed author Hwang Sok-yong presents a tragic love story as two parallel lives. Set against the backdrop of the end of the Cold War and South Korea's political revolution of the eighties, The Old Garden is a tale of faith--in one's country, to one's ideals, and in one's heart.

 

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E-books & Audiobooks1

  • English(English) E-books
    The Old Garden
    Hwang Sok-yong / 황석영 / 2011 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

LTI Korea Library Holdings2

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