The Reverse Side of Life

The Reverse Side of Life By Lee Seung-u, The Reverse Side of Life An extraordinary highly acclaimed novel from Korea revealing how the conflict of the secular and the divine manifests in the real world Bak Bugil s father is a genius Everyone in the village expects
  • Title: The Reverse Side of Life
  • Author: Lee Seung-u
  • ISBN: 9780720612592
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Reverse Side of Life By Lee Seung-u, An extraordinary, highly acclaimed novel from Korea, revealing how the conflict of the secular and the divine manifests in the real world Bak Bugil s father is a genius Everyone in the village expects him to pass the civil service examination and become a judge, but he hasn t been seen since he left to study in Seoul Bak lives with his mother and his father s relations.An extraordinary, highly acclaimed novel from Korea, revealing how the conflict of the secular and the divine manifests in the real world Bak Bugil s father is a genius Everyone in the village expects him to pass the civil service examination and become a judge, but he hasn t been seen since he left to study in Seoul Bak lives with his mother and his father s relations At the end of a path that leads to the rear of their house is a persimmon tree and an old ramshackle hut Children are forbidden by grownups to go near the tree, but Bak makes repeated incursions to collect the forbidden fruit Finally, an encounter with the inhabitant of the hut changes his life forever Decades later, a journalist the narrator is asked to write an article about one of South Korea s most unique writers, Bak Bugil Initially reluctant, the journalist begins to develop a curiosity about Bak s past Upon meeting Bak, it becomes clear that he finds childhood recollection painful and difficult, but the journalist knows that that if he is to write a single word about Bak it will be impossible without unearthing that history Dealing with childhood shame, abandonment, rebellion, first love, and religious experimentation, this extraordinary novel cemented its author s reputation as one of the stars of South Korea s literary scene.
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    1. Lee Seung-u

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    651 thoughts on “The Reverse Side of Life”

    1. A hotovo, rad ji budu j st le o, m t sex s bezdomovcama a poslouchat Kry tof, ne abych znovu etl korejskou kn ku.


    2. A rather complex and multi layered enquiry into the concept of autobiographical fiction, but handled sufficiently adroitly that the result is surprisingly readable Certainly worthy of a much wider reception than it appears to have received in English the French version has received critical attention The un named and largely absent from the story narrator of the novel has been tasked with writing about the critically acclaimed but relatively unknown author Bak Bugil, for a new Authors Focus ser [...]


    3. Excelente, traducida por mi profesora Una infancia terrible, una adolescencia terrible Se confunden la historia y la autobiograf a del autor Una combinaci n m s que atrapante.


    4. Read when I was a teenager, I can t remember much of it Only that I really liked it even tho it was a kind of philosophical novel, which I was not used to.


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