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The Cozy Path

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Publisher: , 2011.
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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 Jungs 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.

LKL says:

Well, there seems to be a copy at the British Library, but that's about it.

Entry on Goodreads.com here.

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