One Spoon on this Earth

Library of Korean Literature Series
Hyun Ki-young
Translated by Jennifer M. Lee

An autobiographical novel that takes a life to pieces, putting forward not a coherent, straightforward narrative, but a series of dazzling images ranging from the ordinary to the unbelievable, fished from the depths of the author’s memory as well as from the stream of his day-to-day life as an adult author. Interweaving flashes of the horrific Jeju Uprising and the Korean War with pleasant family anecdotes, stories of schoolroom cruelty, and bizarre digressions into his personal mythology, One Spoon on this Earth stands a sort of digest of contemporary Korean history as it might be seen through the lens of one man’s life and opinions.

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Translated by Jennifer M. Lee
Publication: Library of Korean Literature Series
Volume: 2
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 366
ISBN-13: 978-1564789150
GTIN13: 1564789152
Publication date: 10/24/2013
Language: eng
List price: $15.50