Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

House of Anansi Press Incorporated, 14/04/2020 - 144 páginas

The runaway bestseller that has sold over one million copies internationally, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 is the most important book to have come out of South Korea since Han Kang’s The Vegetarian.

Kim Jiyoung is the most common name for Korean women born in the 1980s.
Kim Jiyoung is representative of her generation:

At home, she is an unfavoured sister to her princeling little brother.
In primary school, she is a girl who has to line up behind the boys at lunchtime.
In high school, she is a daughter whose father blames her for being harassed late at night.
In university, she is a good student who doesn’t get put forward for internships by her professor.
In the office, she is an exemplary employee who is overlooked for promotion by her manager.
At home, she is a wife who has given up her career to take care of her husband and her baby.
Kim Jiyoung is depressed.
Kim Jiyoung has started to act out.
Kim Jiyoung is her own woman.
Kim Jiyoung is insane.

Kim Jiyoung’s husband sends her to see a psychiatrist.
This is his clinical assessment of the everywoman in contemporary Korea.

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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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Acerca do autor (2020)

CHO NAM-JOO is a former television scriptwriter who subverted the landscape of feminist discourse in Korea with her international bestseller, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, which sold in twenty-five countries and was longlisted for the National Book Award. She graduated from the Department of Sociology of Ewha Womans University and is the author of two previous books, When You Carefully Hear (2011), winner of the Munhakdongne Novel Award, and For Comaneci (2016), winner of the Hwangsanbeol Award for Young Adult Literature. She lives in South Korea.

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

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