Bitna : under the sky of Seoul /

"The beautiful and the ugly abide side-by-side in Le Clézio's Seoul. Through various stories told over the course of the novel by Bitna, a countryside teenager new to the city, we discover that her life in Seoul is a complex adventure, in which love and bitterness, life and death mingle i...

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Main Author: Le Clézio, J.-M. G. 1940- (Author)
Other Authors: Anthony, of Taizé, Brother, 1942- (Translator)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Irvine, California : Seoul Selection U.S.A., Inc., 2017.
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Main Author:Le Clézio, J.-M. G. (Jean-Marie Gustave), 1940- author.
Uniform Title:Bitna, sous le ciel de Séoul. English
Summary:"The beautiful and the ugly abide side-by-side in Le Clézio's Seoul. Through various stories told over the course of the novel by Bitna, a countryside teenager new to the city, we discover that her life in Seoul is a complex adventure, in which love and bitterness, life and death mingle in beautiful, unexpected ways. We discover Seoul from above as well as from within, and the novel even takes us as far as North Korea, in a dream that overcomes division. By the end, Bitna comes to see that parting and death, too, are fundamental aspects of life, and we sense that she is ready at last to set out on her own adventure in the vast city of Seoul." --Jacket.

Fiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. The French writer and Nobel Literature laureate J. M. G. Le Clézio is one of the most translated authors in the world and widely considered a living legend of French literature. He also harbors a keen interest in Korea that not only prompted him to learn and master the Korean language on his own but also inspired his new novel. BITNA: UNDER THE SKY OF SEOUL is Le Clézio's portrait of Seoul--its people and its places--rendered with an intimate familiarity and attention to detail that few non-Korean writers, not to mention non-natives of Seoul, could replicate. It is a story of life in the city as it is being lived today.

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Copyright:©2017
Language Notes:Translated from the French.
Physical Description:212 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN:9781624121074 (hardback)
1624121071
Place of Publication:United States -- California -- Irvine.