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The Ancient Garden

About the Books

Author
Hwang Seokyeong
Co-Author
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Translator
Jay Oh
Publisher
Macmillan Hardback Omes
Published Year
2009
Country
UNITED KINGDOM City : London
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Original Title
오래된 정원
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

Romanization of Original
Oraedoen jeongwon
ISBN
9780330456487, 330456482
Page
543
Volume

About the Author

  • Hwang Sok-yong
  • Birth : 1943 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Sok-yong
  • Family Name : Hwang
  • Korean Name : 황석영
  • ISNI : 0000000121322250
  • Works : 122
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)

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 he was growing old on the inside, though, things on the outside have changed, and #1444 - or Oh Hyun Woo, as he must now, once more, think of himself - is soon adrift in a world full of noise and activity, multi-storey apartment blocks, mobile phones; even public restrooms have changed, with fancy taps and hot air driers. As Mr Oh struggles to adjust to the present, and to consider his future, he is also forced to examine the past: family members he's lost, one way or another; friends he's no longer in touch with; comrades who have died or moved on... and the loss of the love of his life: it may have been two decades since they were together, but some relationships leave their mark no matter what. Both a haunting love story and an account of life in modern Korea, The Old Garden is about past and present; about loss, regret and looking to the future; and about how some things are simply meant to be, even when - tragically - events prove otherwise.

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 Holdings1

No. Call No. Location Status Due Date
1 영어 813 황석영 오-:Oh P LTI Korea Library Available -