At once experimental, polyvocal, and politically engaged, the stories collected in There a Petal Silently Falls offer a rich, evocative exploration of violence, trauma, and loss in divided Korea. Ch'oe's stories take us well beyond previous literary representations of national division and the 1980 Kwangju Massacre by probing the relationship among desire, fantasy, and memory, all the while locating gender at the center of the making of history.... louder and louder. When next I looked, there in the window was a monster. ... a Dona#39;t open your mouth!a I wanted to say. ... At first it was soft, but then, as that underground thump grew steadily louder, it changed into a cry. That gaping mouthanbsp;...
|Title||:||There a Petal Silently Falls|
|Publisher||:||Columbia University Press - 2008-05-22|