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The Resource The old garden, Hwang Sok-yong ; translated by Jay Oh

The old garden, Hwang Sok-yong ; translated by Jay Oh

Label
The old garden
Title
The old garden
Statement of responsibility
Hwang Sok-yong ; translated by Jay Oh
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
Following an 18-year sentence, Oh Hyun Woo discovers that his former lover, Han Yoon Hee, has died. Oh returns to Kalmae, where they lived together, and discovers Yoon Hee's journals and letters to him. From there, the narrative combines Oh's memories and Yoon Hee's, often flowing seamlessly between the two. Yoon Hee's letters to Oh are layered in rich details and life-changing revelations, suggesting she knows all along that these letters will one day be all that's left of their relationship. Sok-Yong's attention to detail is especially powerful in Oh's descriptions of prison life and returning to the outside world, like waking up from a nap at the end of a summer day when the sun is setting
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hwang, Sŏg-yŏng
Dewey number
895.7/34
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL992.29.S6
LC item number
O7313 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Oh, Jay
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kwangju Uprising, Kwangju-si, Korea, 1980
  • Diaries
  • Korea (South)
Label
The old garden, Hwang Sok-yong ; translated by Jay Oh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
538 pages
Isbn
9781583228999
Lccn
2009018095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn320352304
  • (OCoLC)320352304
Label
The old garden, Hwang Sok-yong ; translated by Jay Oh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
538 pages
Isbn
9781583228999
Lccn
2009018095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn320352304
  • (OCoLC)320352304

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