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Untold Night and Day

Author

Bae Suah

Publisher

Jaeum & Moeum Publishing Co., Ltd.

Categories

Literature & Fiction

Audience

Youth
Young Adult
Adult

Overseas Licensing

Keywords

  • #Bae Suah
  • #dream
  • #theater

Copyright Contact

munhak@jamobook.com

+82-70-8656-9596

  • Publication Date

    2014-04-20
  • No. of pages

    216
  • ISBN

    9788957077214
  • Dimensions

    133 * 195
Overview

The book is a story about a twenty-nine-year-old woman, Kim Ayami, who works as a clerk at Seoul's only audio theater, which is set to close down. She talks about memories, dreams and secret nights.

Book Intro

"Now take me to another world."

Untold Night and Dayis the type of book where it's impossible to summarize the main story line, just like other novels written by Bae Suah. The stories in the novel move forward with the constant repetition or variation of certain characters, settings and details. In the four chapters - numbered, not titled - the story is interconnected like a net, making it all but impossible for the reader not to get lost in the beautiful, unfamiliar sentences. For example, "Yenny" is a German teacher introduced to Ayami by the theater director, the customer to whom "Buha," a drug dealer delivers a drug, the person he communicates with via the telephone service he calls every night, and the reciter of Sadeq Hedayat's Blind Owl, which was the last performance at the audio theater where Ayami works. It is also the woman whom German novelist Volfi was supposed to meet and the name Ayami used for repeated calls. This repeated transfiguration of Yenny is, in a way, like the portrayal of the novel itself. Like a mystery, all attempts to find a solution become meaningless when reading the novel. In other words, the author does not want the reader to follow the story and reach a set destination. She just wants the reader to stay forever in the fantasy dream world she has built. As the chapters change and new characters appear, a distinct situation and development seem to begin, but at the end the characters and time and space are scattered like fragments of dreams, and where both meaning and existence disappear. But when everything is gone, the last thing left is a fascinating illusion such as "shadow of sound", "unknown voice", and "invisible people." If the reader is obsessed with the specific characters and the traditional form of the novel, the lost in the dream world created by Bae Suah would be an experience of the rare and dazzling beauty that Korean sentences can offer.That's there is also expectation of where Bae Suah's literature is headed and where it will take us.

About the Author

Bae Suah



Bae Suah was born in Seoul in 1965. She graduated from Ewha Womans University with a major in painting in 1988 and debuted as a novelist after submitting her work to a rookie novelist contest at the quarterly magazine Novels and Idea in 1993. Other books she has written include a mid-length novel, Cheolsu, and the full-length novels Ivanna, North Living Room and Untold Night and Day. She learned German in Berlin in 2001 and has translated German into Korean with Jakob Hein's My First T-Shirt (2004) as a start. Other works she has translated include Sadeq Hedayat's The Blind Owl, Kafka's Dream and Sebald's Dizziness. Feelings.

 

 

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