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The Resource The accusation, Bandi ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith

The accusation, Bandi ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith

Label
The accusation
Title
The accusation
Statement of responsibility
Bandi ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
"A collection of searing and heart-wrenching stories by an anonymous North Korean writer who is still living in the country, The Accusation was secretly brought to South Korea in order to be published there and abroad. Seventeen publishers around the world are now preparing editions. This deeply moving and eye-opening literary work paints a powerful portrait of life under the North Korean regime. Set during the period of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il's leadership, the seven stories that make up The Accusation give voice to the people living under this most bizarre and horrifying of dictatorships. The characters of these mesmerizing stories come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from a young mother living among the elite in Pyongyang whose son misbehaves during a political rally, to a former Communist war hero who is deeply disillusioned with the intrusion of the Party into everything he holds dear, to a husband and father who is denied a travel permit and sneaks onto a train in order to visit his critically ill mother. In one story a mother attempts to feed her husband during the worst years of North Korea's famine, and in another, a woman in a perilous situation meets the Dear Leader himself. As a whole, the stories offer a testimony of the horrors of the police state, the insidious power of the Party, and the broken ideology that underpins the crimes of the regime. The Accusation is a vivid depiction of life in a dictatorship, and also a hopeful testament to the humanity and rich internal life that persists even in such inhumane conditions."--Jacket
Cataloging source
CUI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
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Pandi
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Korean
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Deborah
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Korea (North)
  • Dictatorship
  • Political fiction, Korean
  • Dictatorship
  • Political fiction, Korean
  • Korea (North)
Label
The accusation, Bandi ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Afterword: How The Accusation came out of North Korea
  • A note from Do Hee-Yun
  • In place of acknowledgements
  • In place of a preface
  • Record of a defection
  • City of specters
  • Life of a swift steed
  • So near, yet so far
  • Pandemonium
  • On stage
  • The red mushroom
Control code
1970385
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Grove paperback edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780802127518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802127518
  • (OCoLC)1014386183
Label
The accusation, Bandi ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Afterword: How The Accusation came out of North Korea
  • A note from Do Hee-Yun
  • In place of acknowledgements
  • In place of a preface
  • Record of a defection
  • City of specters
  • Life of a swift steed
  • So near, yet so far
  • Pandemonium
  • On stage
  • The red mushroom
Control code
1970385
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Grove paperback edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780802127518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802127518
  • (OCoLC)1014386183

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