Author: Hoon Kim
H/C | 381 pages | 195*136mm
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About This Book
The first collection of stories by Hoon Kim, increasingly regarded as the
novelist representing current Korean literature.
This collection includes 2 previously released and acclaimed stories -- "Cremation" (Yi Sang Literature Award) and "My Sister's Menopause" (Hwang Soon-won Literature Award), and 6 others. Unlike his hit novels such as "Song of Sword" and "Song of Strings", these stories tell the stories of contemporary times and people. Title story "Boundless Landscape" is about a textile company executive who gets diagnosed with terminal cancer and gets himself prepared.
About The Author
The Premier essayist in South Korea, he won the 2004 Isang Literature Prize with his novel "Cremation," as well as the Dong-in Literature Prize in 2001 for Song of Sword. Of note, Song of Sword, a book about the life of the famous Korean general, Yi Sunsin, has been chosen to be the first Korean novel that will be published as part of the literary series "Du Monde Entier" by the Editions Gallimard in France. It has already been translated into Japanese and is currently being translated into German.
Born in 1948 in Seoul, He attended Korea University to study English Literature but dropped out before graduating and became a reporter and an essayist. His first novel, Memories of Earthenware with Comb Teeth Pattern, was published in 1995. Since then he has published a number of novels including Song of Sword and Song of Strings. He is also known for his numerous essays such as Scenery and Scars, A Bicycle Trip and How Boring It Is To Make a Living.
Shadow of Hometown
My Sister's Menopause
Long long Mundane World
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