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Seopyeonje - The Southerners' Songs

Yi Chung-jun


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  • 256 sidor
  • 2011
A controversial and haunting novel, and the first English translation of one of the foremost Korean writers "The Blind Singer," or "Sop'yonje," is a disturbing and powerful novel set in Korea's southern provinces among the p'ansori singers, practitioners of the ancient storytelling-and-singing tradition where blindness is seen to be an aid to creating pure art, free of sensory distraction and temptation. A "song man" blinds his daughter to keep her from following her half-brother, who ran away due to the art's rigorous training. The girl forgives her father before his death, and through this act, she deepens her insight into the nature of human existence, and, as her father had insisted would happen, elevates the art of her p'ansori singing. Many years later the half-brother returns and asks her to sing for him--the beginning of a truly unforgettable climax to the strangest and most beautiful of novels, exploring themes of forgiveness, the redemptive power of art, and modern man's loss of innocence and the alienation from traditional values.
  • Författare: Yi Chung-jun
  • Format: Pocket
  • ISBN: 9780720613599
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 256
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2011-07-01
  • Översättare: Ok Young Kim Chang
  • Förlag: Peter Owen Ltd