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The Resource The red room : stories of trauma in contemporary Korea, translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton ; foreword by Bruce Cumings

The red room : stories of trauma in contemporary Korea, translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton ; foreword by Bruce Cumings

Label
The red room : stories of trauma in contemporary Korea
Title
The red room
Title remainder
stories of trauma in contemporary Korea
Statement of responsibility
translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton ; foreword by Bruce Cumings
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
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-so'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 Chong-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'or-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
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Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Korean
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1925-
  • 1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fulton, Bruce
  • Fulton, Ju-Chan
  • Pak, Wŏn-sŏ
  • O, Chŏng-hŭi
  • Im, Ch'ŏr-u
Series statement
Modern Korean fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Korean fiction
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • FICTION
  • Korean fiction
Label
The red room : stories of trauma in contemporary Korea, translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton ; foreword by Bruce Cumings
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Bruce Cumings -- In the realm of the Buddha / Pak Wŏn-sŏ -- Spirit on the wind / O Chŏng-hŭi -- The red room / Im Chʻŏr-u -- Afterword: trauma in contemporary Korea /Bruce Fulton
Control code
ocn671821515
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 195 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837549
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62v6dk
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671821515
Label
The red room : stories of trauma in contemporary Korea, translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton ; foreword by Bruce Cumings
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Bruce Cumings -- In the realm of the Buddha / Pak Wŏn-sŏ -- Spirit on the wind / O Chŏng-hŭi -- The red room / Im Chʻŏr-u -- Afterword: trauma in contemporary Korea /Bruce Fulton
Control code
ocn671821515
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 195 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837549
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62v6dk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671821515

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