Translated by: Jean Inglis
Publisher: Rowman + Littlefield, 2001.
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From the publisher’s website:
Despite its grim subject, the book has a warm, human heart, reflecting the endurance of its author. Along the way we learn interesting facts about Japanese discrimination against their Korean population in the post-war years, and we learn that Oh Dae-su’s wall-punching exercises in Oldboy were not a perverse invention of Park Chan-wook: this is, or was, a fist-toughening practice widespread in Korea’s prisons. Very readable and highly recommended.
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