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The Resource The accusation, Bandi ; translation by Deborah Smith

The accusation, Bandi ; translation by Deborah Smith

Label
The accusation
Title
The accusation
Statement of responsibility
Bandi ; translation by Deborah Smith
Creator
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Contributor
Author
zGq7KXKoThM
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
Member of
Summary
A work of dissident fiction from North Korea, written by an anonymous author and smuggled out of the country, depicts a powerful portrait of life under the North Korean regime as it impacts a diverse range of people, from a disillusioned war hero to a family man who travels without a permit to visit his critically ill mother
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554455
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bandi
Dewey number
895.73/5
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Korean
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1987-
  • 1950-
  • 1950-
  • 1950-
  • 1950-
  • 1950-
  • 1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Deborah
  • Bandi
  • Bandi
  • Bandi
  • Bandi
  • Bandi
  • Bandi
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dictatorship
  • Korea (North)
  • Dictatorship
  • Dictatorship
  • Korea (North)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
forbidden stories from inside North Korea
Label
The accusation, Bandi ; translation by Deborah Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Original title: Kobal [in Korean script]/Gobal. First published by Chogabje.com"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Record of a defection
  • City of specters
  • So near, yet so far
  • Pandemonium
  • On stage
  • The red mushroom
  • Afterword: How The Accusation came out of North Korea
Control code
ocn951955957
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780802126207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951955957
Label
The accusation, Bandi ; translation by Deborah Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Original title: Kobal [in Korean script]/Gobal. First published by Chogabje.com"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Record of a defection
  • City of specters
  • So near, yet so far
  • Pandemonium
  • On stage
  • The red mushroom
  • Afterword: How The Accusation came out of North Korea
Control code
ocn951955957
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780802126207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951955957

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