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The Resource Rina : a novel, Kang Young-sook ; translated by Kim Boram ; afterword by So Young Hyun

Rina : a novel, Kang Young-sook ; translated by Kim Boram ; afterword by So Young Hyun

Label
Rina : a novel
Title
Rina
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kang Young-sook ; translated by Kim Boram ; afterword by So Young Hyun
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
Rina is a defector from a country that might be North Korea, traversing an "empty and futile" landscape. Along the way, she is forced to work at a chemical plant, murders a few people, becomes a prostitute, runs a lucrative bar, and finds a solace in a motley family of wanderers all as disenfranchised as she. Brutal and unflinching, with elements of the mythic and grotesque interspersed with hard-edged realism, Rina is a pioneering work of Korean postmodernism
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Summary
Rina is a defector from a country that might be North Korea, traversing an "empty and futile" landscape. Along the way, she is forced to work at a chemical plant, murders a few people, becomes a prostitute, runs a lucrative bar, and finds a solace in a motley family of wanderers all as disenfranchised as she. Brutal and unflinching, with elements of the mythic and grotesque interspersed with hard-edged realism, Rina is a pioneering work of Korean postmodernism
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10460652
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kang, Yŏng-suk
Dewey number
895.73/4
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Korean
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Boram, Kim
  • So, Young-hyun,‏ ‎!d 1970-‏
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Library of Korean literature
Series volume
16
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Refugees
  • Border crossing
  • Voyages and travels
  • Border crossing
  • Refugees
  • Teenage girls
  • Voyages and travels
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofafterword
09c7JNb_XWI
Label
Rina : a novel, Kang Young-sook ; translated by Kim Boram ; afterword by So Young Hyun
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Korean in 2011 by Munhakdongne
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn918940639
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781628971156
Lccn
2015030139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025630152
System control number
(OCoLC)918940639
Label
Rina : a novel, Kang Young-sook ; translated by Kim Boram ; afterword by So Young Hyun
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Korean in 2011 by Munhakdongne
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn918940639
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781628971156
Lccn
2015030139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025630152
System control number
(OCoLC)918940639

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