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The Resource Uncomfortably happily, Yeon-sik Hong ; translated by Hellen Jo

Uncomfortably happily, Yeon-sik Hong ; translated by Hellen Jo

Label
Uncomfortably happily
Title
Uncomfortably happily
Statement of responsibility
Yeon-sik Hong ; translated by Hellen Jo
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
"Inspired by Yeon-sik Hong's attempt to move to the country with his partner, Uncomfortably happily is the story of a young couple finding their way. Burdened by unmet comics deadlines and high rent, our narrator and his wife know they must make a change. Convinced the absence of traffic noise will ease his writer's block, our pair welcomes the idea of building a life from scratch. Deciding on a home atop an uninhabited mountain, they excitedly embrace the charms of their new rural existence. From tending to the land and attempting grocery runs through snow, to the complexities of fighting depression in seclusion, the move does not immediately prove to be the golden ticket they'd hoped for, and the silence of the mountain poses as much of an obstacle to output as the sirens of the city. Through it all, though, we see simple pleasures seep in and gain prominence over these commercial, and, often, comparatively trivial worries: the smell of the forest, the calming weight of enveloping snow, and the gratification of a stripped down life making art begin to muffle other concerns. Originally published in Korean to great acclaim and winning the Manhwa Today award, Uncomfortably, Happily uniquely explores our narrator's inner world. Hong propels the comic with gorgeously detailed yet simple art, sharing the story of two lives unfolding slowly, sometimes uncomfortably, yet ultimately, happily."--
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Summary
Cartoonist Yeon-Sik Hong explores his move with his wife to a small house atop a rural mountain, replacing the high-rent hubbub of Seoul with the quiet murmur of the country. With their dog, cats, and chickens by their side, the simple life and isolation they so desperately craved proves to present new anxieties.
Illustration
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560293
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hong, Yeon-Sik
Dewey number
741.5/9519
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jo, Hellen
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hong, Yeon-Sik
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Cartoonists
  • Country life
  • Solitude
Target audience
adult
Label
Uncomfortably happily, Yeon-sik Hong ; translated by Hellen Jo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Bul-pyeon-ha-go haeng-bo-ka-ge
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn946693816
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First English edition.
Extent
572 pages
Isbn
9781770462601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946693816
Label
Uncomfortably happily, Yeon-sik Hong ; translated by Hellen Jo
Publication
Note
Translation of: Bul-pyeon-ha-go haeng-bo-ka-ge
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn946693816
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First English edition.
Extent
572 pages
Isbn
9781770462601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946693816

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