Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982: A Novel

Liveright Publishing, 14/04/2020 - 176 páginas

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A global sensation, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 “has become...a touchstone for a conversation around feminism and gender” (Sarah Shin, Guardian).

One of the most notable novels of the year, hailed by both critics and K-pop stars alike, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 follows one woman’s psychic deterioration in the face of rampant misogyny. In a tidy apartment on the outskirts of Seoul, millennial “everywoman” Kim Jiyoung spends her days caring for her infant daughter. But strange symptoms appear: Jiyoung begins to impersonate the voices of other women, dead and alive. As she plunges deeper into this psychosis, her concerned husband sends her to a psychiatrist. Jiyoung narrates her story to this doctor—from her birth to parents who expected a son to elementary school teachers who policed girls’ outfits to male coworkers who installed hidden cameras in women’s restrooms. But can her psychiatrist cure her, or even discover what truly ails her? “A social treatise as well as a work of art” (Alexandra Alter, New York Times), Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 heralds the arrival of international powerhouse Cho Nam-Joo.

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Update: I found a little blurb I had written on October 17, 2020! The translation is not great but the book itself is. Just be prepared to be pissed off and hating men (again) when you finish it. Be ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Spare, minimalist, and devastating. Every page was an exercise in empathetic frustration, anger, powerlessness, and not a whole lot of hope. I'm not surprised that this book launched a modern feminist movement in Korea. It is a nuclear bomb of ideas in less than 150 pages. Ler crítica na íntegra

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Cho Nam-Joo was a television scriptwriter for nine years. Her debut novel, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, has sold in nineteen countries and over a million copies. She lives in Korea.

Jamie Chang is an award-winning translator and teaches at the Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea.

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