The Resource Seopyeonje : The Southerners' Songs

Seopyeonje : The Southerners' Songs

Label
Seopyeonje : The Southerners' Songs
Title
Seopyeonje
Title remainder
The Southerners' Songs
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Yi Chung-jun's haunting and disturbing novel is set in the 1950s after the Korean War in the remote south of the country, home of the traditional art of pansori singing, a moving and plangently beautiful style of folk song performed by traveling musicians. The linked stories center on a family of itinerant singers: a boy and his stepfather and half-sister. Believing that his stepfather caused his mother's death, the boy cannot live with the murderous hatred he feels towards him, so he disappears, leaving father and daughter to travel and perform alone. Believing her art can become elevated to the highest standard only by sensory deprivation, the father is said to have blinded the child. Thereafter, she becomes a legendary performer throughout the land. Years later the half-brother arrives in a village and finds his sister in a tavern. He asks her to sing for him, and with his drum accompaniment the two perform pansori songs throughout the night—though never explicitly acknowledging their relationship. So begins an unforgettable chain of events in one of the strangest and most haunting of novels exploring themes such as forgiveness, the redemptive power of art, and modern man's loss of innocence and alienation from traditional values—the values at the heart of Seopyeonje. A magic-realist gem, the novel employs epic myth and fantasy to create a fusion of the real and the fantastic. Yi Chung-jun's story has attained near-mythical status in South Korea, especially with the acclaimed and award-winning film of the novel breaking box-office records on its release in the 1990s
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Chung-Jun, Yi
LC call number
PL992.9.C414 -- S6713 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chang, Ok Young Kim
  • ProQuest (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blindness -- Fiction
  • Korean fiction -- 20th century
  • Singers -- Korea -- Fiction
Label
Seopyeonje : The Southerners' Songs
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1572163
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover -- Title Page -- About this book -- About the Author -- Half Title -- Foreword by Michael J. Pettid -- Translator's Note -- Contents -- Seopyeonje -- The Light of Songs -- Immortal Crane Village -- Bird and Tree -- The Rebirth of Words -- Notes -- Copyright -- Author Note -- Contact Peter Owen -- Some Authors We Have Published -- Back Cover
Control code
EBC1572163
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (169 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780720614985
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1572163
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1572163
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10816480
  • (CaONFJC)MIL548276
  • (OCoLC)864900610
Label
Seopyeonje : The Southerners' Songs
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1572163
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover -- Title Page -- About this book -- About the Author -- Half Title -- Foreword by Michael J. Pettid -- Translator's Note -- Contents -- Seopyeonje -- The Light of Songs -- Immortal Crane Village -- Bird and Tree -- The Rebirth of Words -- Notes -- Copyright -- Author Note -- Contact Peter Owen -- Some Authors We Have Published -- Back Cover
Control code
EBC1572163
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (169 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780720614985
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1572163
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1572163
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10816480
  • (CaONFJC)MIL548276
  • (OCoLC)864900610

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