Friend

Paek, Nam-nyong; COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS; 2020
Friend

Friend

Paek, Nam-nyong; COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS; 2020
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Predpokladané dodanie v piatok, 28. augusta 2020
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Paek Nam-nyong's Friend is a tale of marital intrigue, abuse, and divorce in North Korea. A woman in her thirties comes to a courthouse petitioning for a divorce. As the judge who hears her statement begins to investigate the case, the story unfolds into a broader consideration of love and marriage. The novel delves into its protagonists' past, describing how the couple first fell in love and then how their marriage deteriorated over the years. It chronicles the toll their acrimony takes on their son and their careers alongside the story of the judge's own marital troubles. A best-seller in North Korea, where Paek continues to live and write, Friend illuminates a side of life in the DPRK that Western readers have never before encountered. Far from being a propagandistic screed in praise of the Great Leader, Friend describes the lives of people who struggle with everyday problems such as marital woes and workplace conflicts. Instead of socialist-realist stock figures, Paek depicts complex characters who wrestle with universal questions of individual identity, the split between public and private selves, the unpredictability of existence, and the never-ending labor of maintaining a relationship. This groundbreaking translation of one of North Korea's most popular writers offers English-language readers a page-turner full of psychological tension as well as a revealing portrait of a society that is typically seen as closed to the outside world.

EAN
9780231195614
ISBN
0231195613
Typ produktu
Paperback / softback
Vydavateľ
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
Dátum vydania
05.05.2020
Stránky
240
Jazyk
English
Rozmery
140 x 215 x 18
Krajina
United States
Čitatelia
Professional & Scholarly
Autori
Paek, Nam-nyong
Séria
Weatherhead Books on Asia
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