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The Resource A distant and beautiful place, Yang Kwija ; translated by Kim So-young and Julie Pickering, (electronic resource)

A distant and beautiful place, Yang Kwija ; translated by Kim So-young and Julie Pickering, (electronic resource)

Label
A distant and beautiful place
Title
A distant and beautiful place
Statement of responsibility
Yang Kwija ; translated by Kim So-young and Julie Pickering
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
Annotation:
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yang, Kwi-ja
Dewey number
895.7/34
LC call number
PL992.89.K85
LC item number
W613 2003
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kim, So-yŏng
  • Pickering, Julie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yang, Kwi-ja
  • Short Stories, Korean
Summary expansion
Somewhere on the periphery of Seoul, between the modern metropolis and the traditional farming communities, lies a "distant and beautiful place, " the neighborhood of Wonmi-dong. Here, a young couple from the city struggles to make a home for themselves; a hapless "salary man" is forced into door-to-door sales after losing his job; a precocious seven-year-old questions the meaning of friendship and community. Everyone seems to be chasing the intangible dream of a better life. Set against the backdrop of South Korea's breakneck drive for industrialization and economic development in the 1980s, these compassionate and often humorous stories capture the essence of modern South Korean life--including the ubiquitous atmosphere of violence and fear that clouded the country prior to democratization in 1987. They also depict the Korean people's unfailing optimism and love of life. A Distant and Beautiful Place first appeared as a series of linked stories in literary journals between 1985 and 1987. Yang Kwija, one of South Korea's most respected and popular authors, has since published dozens of novels and shorter pieces
Label
A distant and beautiful place, Yang Kwija ; translated by Kim So-young and Julie Pickering, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000676263
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780824821920
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002007125
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000676263
Label
A distant and beautiful place, Yang Kwija ; translated by Kim So-young and Julie Pickering, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000676263
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780824821920
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002007125
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000676263

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