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English(English) Book

The Prisoner

About the Books

Title Sub
A Memoir
Author
Hwang Sok yong
Co-Author
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Translator
Sora Kim-Russell,Anton Hur
Publisher
버소 북스
Published Year
2021
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
Original Title
수인:황석영 자전
Original Language
Korean(한국어)
ISBN
9781839760839
Page
624

About the Author

  • Hwang Sok-yong
  • Birth : 1943 ~ Unknown
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Sok-yong
  • Family Name : Hwang
  • Korean Name : 황석영
  • ISNI : 0000000121322250
  • Works : 110
About the Original Work
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Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

A sweeping account of imprisonment--in time, in language, and in a divided country--from Korea's most acclaimed novelist

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 moves between his imprisonment and his life--as a boy in Pyongyang, 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, narrates the dramatic revolutions and transformations of one life and of Korean society during the twentieth century.

Source : https://www.amazon.com/Prisoner-Memoir-Hwang-Sok-yong/dp/1839760834

E-Books & Audiobooks1

  • English(English) Ebook
    The Prisoner
    Hwang Sok yong / 황석영 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

LTI Korea Library Holdings1

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