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The red room

About the Books

Author
Pak Wan-Sŏ
Co-Author
Im Ch'or-u , Oh Jung-Hee
Translator
Bruce Fulton,Ju-Chan Fulton
Publisher
University of Hawaii Press
Published Year
2009
Country
UNITED STATES City : Honolulu, Hawaii
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Complete Collection, Library > Complete Collection & Library (more than 2 writers)

Original Title
붉은 방
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

Romanization of Original
Bulgeun bang
ISBN
9780824833268
Page
195
Volume

About the Author

  • OH JUNGHEE
  • Birth : 1947 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Jung Hee
  • Family Name : Oh
  • Korean Name : 오정희
  • ISNI : 0000000120329274
  • Works : 55
About the Original Work
  • 붉은 방
  • Author : Park Wansuh et al
  • Published Year : -
  • English Title : The red room
More About the Original Work
Descriptions(Languages 1)
  • English(English)

Modern Korean fiction is to a large extent a literature of witness to the historic upheavals of twentieth-century Korea. Often inspired by their own experiences, contemporary writers continue to show us how individual Koreans have been traumatized by wartime violence--whether the uprooting of whole families from the ancestral home, life on the road as war refugees, or the violent deaths of loved ones. The Red Room brings together stories by three canonical Korean writers who examine trauma as a simple fact of life. In Pak Wan-sō's "In the Realm of the Buddha," trauma manifests itself as an undigested lump inside the narrator, a mass needing to be purged before it consumes her. The protagonist of O Chōng-hui's "Spirit on the Wind" suffers from an incomprehensible wanderlust--the result of trauma that has escaped her conscious memory. In the title story by Im Ch'ōr-u, trauma is recycled from torturer to victim when a teacher is arbitrarily detained by unnamed officials. Western readers may find these stories bleak, even chilling, yet they offer restorative truths when viewed in light of the suffering experienced by all victims of war and political violence regardless of place and time.

LTI Korea Library Holdings2

No. Call No. Location Status Due Date
1 영어 813.82 붉은방-Ful LTI Korea Library Available -
2 영어 813.82 붉은방-Ful LTI Korea Library Available -