Meeting with my brother : a novella / Yi Mun-yol ; translated by Heinz Insu Fenkl with Yoosup Chang.

Author
Yi, Mun-yŏl, 1948- [Browse]
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Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Description
xxi, 92 pages ; 23 cm.

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Series
Weatherhead books on Asia [More in this series]
Summary note
"Narrated in the first person, Meeting with My Brother tells the story of a professor's journey to meet with his younger half-brother from North Korea. The professor's father had left his family behind in the South during the Korean War and eventually had another family in the North. The story includes the professor's negotiations with the go-between who arranges the meeting, his participation in a tour group (the necessary excuse to travel to the area in China where the meeting takes place), his interaction with other tour members and Koreans living in the area, and finally his meeting with his brother. The story includes different positions on reunification and illuminates many of the reasons that make reunification difficult. In this new translation the author has added a new vignette that does not appear in the original."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (page xx).
ISBN
  • 9780231178648 ((hardcover : alkaline paper))
  • 0231178646 ((hardcover : alkaline paper))
  • 9780231178655 ((paperback : alkaline paper))
  • 0231178654 ((paperback : alkaline paper))
LCCN
2016043400
OCLC
971248025
Other standard number
  • 40027046281
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