Author: Pak Kyongni
Hardcover | 170 pages | 188*128mm
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About This Book
Pak Kyongni, author of Land (Toji), passed away on May 5, 2008 at the age of 82. In addition to being a writer, she was the godmother of Korean literary circles, giving her full support to the creative works of writers through her Toji Foundation of Culture. The epic novel Land, a monumental work in the history of Korean literature, transformed the turbulent modern Korean history and individual hardships between 1897 and 1945 into fiction. Considered a masterpiece of modern Korean literature, it has already been translated into English, French and Japanese and is currently being translated into German.
So Light to Be Left Only with Things to Leave Behind (Beorigo Gal Geonman Namaseo Cham Holgabunhada) is Park's posthumous collection of poems. It is the life story of the aged writer who firmly held onto her passion for literature to the last moment of her life. In the poem titled Han, Park says While the painful memories of the body are easily forgotten, / The wounds of the heart tend to grow worse. Moreover, these wounds of the heart are not hers alone; they are also shared by all those who fell victim to the ruling ideology that runs through modern Korean history. In this book, the reader will be able to recognize the benevolent author who has endured and overcome the hard times when beasts growled outside his door.
- By Lee Seungwon
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