The Snowy Road
Product DescriptionAuthor: Yi Chong-Jun
Pub. Date: May. 2004
Hardcover: 149 pages
size: 18.29mm x 13.49mm
About this book
Presented both in English and the original Korean texts.
"Snowy Road" is a touching story of a son and his mother that many Korean people may empathize with. The mother loves her son but cannot realize her love due to poverty. Her first son squanders the family's fortune and then dies of alcoholism, leaving the burden of supporting his children and mother to the second son, the main character. But the man virtually estranges the relationship with the mother after the elder son's death. For the man the burden is something to escape from and the mother feels guilty regarding the situation. However, he goes to the hometown on a vacation out of complicated feelings of both nostalgia and hatred and has an opportunity to realize the heart-breaking agony and love of his mother. Author Yi Cheongjun, born in 1939, has dealt with existential, moral and idealistic themes. He received the Dongin Literary Award in 1967 and the Hankook Ilbo Literary Awards in 1975 and other prestigious Korean literary awards. His other works include "The Idiot and the Fool," and "An Unwritten Autobiography."
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