The Resource Lost Souls : Stories, Sunwon Hwang

Lost Souls : Stories, Sunwon Hwang

Label
Lost Souls : Stories
Title
Lost Souls
Title remainder
Stories
Statement of responsibility
Sunwon Hwang
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
These captivating short stories portray three major periods in modern Korean history: the forces of colonial modernity during the late 1930s; the postcolonial struggle to rebuild society after four decades of oppression, emasculation, and cultural exile (1945 to 1950); and the attempt to reconstruct a shattered land and a traumatized nation after the Korean War. Lost Souls echus the exceptional work of China's Shen Congwen and Japan's Kawabata Yasunari. Modernist narratives set in the metropolises of Tokyo and Pyongyang alternate with starkly realistic portraits of rural life. Surrealist tales suggest the unsettling sensation of colonial domination, while stories of the outcast embody the thrill and terror of independence and survival in a land dominated by tradition and devastated by war. Written during the chaos of 1945, "Booze" recounts a fight between Koreans for control of a former Japanese-owned distillery. "Toad" relates the suffering created by hundreds of thousands of returning refugees, and stories from the 1950s confront the catastrophes of the Korean War and the problematic desire for autonomy. Visceral and versatile, Lost Souls is a classic work on the possibilities of transition that showcases the innovation and craftsmanship of a consummate & mdash;and widely celebrated & mdash;storyteller
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
895.733
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL991.29.S9
LC item number
H836 2012
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Lost Souls : Stories, Sunwon Hwang
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed March 28, 2016)
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • netc
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
Control code
ocn945774421
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231520508
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00662597
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35884514
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945774421
  • pebcs0231520506

Library Locations

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