Pub. Date: Jan. 2003
Paperback: 91 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 7.44 x 4.72 x 0.25
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About This Book
Regarded as one of Choi In-hoon's major works, "House of Idols" is set in Seoul
after the Korean War. The narrator reveres two characters, one an established
figure in Korea's literary community and the other an enigmatic youth
mysteriously related to the literary luminary. The narrator's changing
perception of the true nature of the young man and his relationship with the
older man illustrates the author's view of Korean society's difficulty in
recognizing and establishing sound values. Another entry, "End of the Road,"
briefly but powerfully illustrates the author's perspective on how the
encroaching outside world affects personal lives and in a broader sense how
industrialization has changed society. One of Korea's most highly acclaimed and
respected authors, Choi commands a wide readership. With intelligence and
analytical astuteness, Choi articulates existentialist questions and pursues
answers within the hard realities of modern Korea's turbulent history:
colonization, war and national division.
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