The Last of Hanak’o
The Last of Hanak’o ( The Last of Hanako )
(한글 : 하나코는 없다)
– English & Korean Edition
[ Key Features ]
– Written in English & Korean Language
[ Description ]
– Pages : 129 pages
– Weight : 144 g
– Size : 4.53 x 7.40 inches ( 115 x 188 mm )
– ISBN 13 : 9788994006345
– ISBN 10 : 8994006346
– Language : Written in English & Korean Language ( Hangul )
– Writer : Ch’oe Yun ( Choe Yun )
– Material : Paper
[ About a Writer ]
Ch’oe Yun is the pen-name of Korean writer and Professor of French Literature Ch’oe Hyon-mu.
Ch’oe’s works are varied, but typically founded in particular political contexts. The Gray Snowman is told by a young woman on the edges of the 1980s’ dissident movement, and Father’s Surveillance and A Voiceless Window show the pain of families split by the Korean War and the sundering of the nation. Ch’oe, however, keeps her lens firmly fixed on the interior lives of her characters, even as they are stuck in the larger web of history. Ch’oe’s narrative style, following the twisted inner world of her characters, is often non-realist. Ch’oe frequently uses memory as one of her themes, but refuses to indulge in appeals to cheap sentiment.
Many of her works, including There a Petal Silently Falls (1988), Gray Snowman (1991), and Whispers (1993), are semi-autobiographical depictions of the events surrounding the Kwangju Uprising. Her 1994 work The Last of Hanako won the Yi Sang Literary Award.
Ch’oe’s work is elegant and emotional, and typically addresses the psychological damage created in post-World War II (and particularly post-Korean War) Korea. Ch’oe is notable as one of the first novelists to focus on the impact gender roles have had in modern Korean literature.