by Chan Jung
This searingly poignant collection of seven short stories portrays the lives of characters destined to tragedy by recent events in Korean history and by the harsh realities of a capitalistic society. Author Chan Jung's prophetic imagination renders the misfortunes and anguish of his protagonists with unflinching realism and metaphysical insight. Especially, "The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" and "The Island" embody the abysmal tragedy of modern man in their literary interpretation of Auschwitz and the collapse of socialism.
Pub. date: Jan 2011