Evening Proposal

Library of Korean Literature
Pyun Hye Young
Translated by Park Youngsuk, Gloria Cosgrove Smith

Evening Proposal is a collection of eight stories about the grim and often faceless nature of urban life. Faintly reminiscent of Franz Kafka, the stories range from a man who discovers that his job performance has no significance while taking refuge in taking care of an abandoned rabbit to a man who finally expresses his love to discover that his expression frightened him more than his fear in anticipating the event. Evening Proposal reissues the warning that the orderliness and system that civilization created in order to confront nature’s chaos is in fact “the hell of monotony.”

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Translated by Park Youngsuk, Gloria Cosgrove Smith
Publication: Library of Korean Literature
Volume: 23
Format: Paperback
Number of pages: 230
ISBN-13: 978-1628971545
Publication date: November 2016
Language: English
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