Strength from Sorrow

By: Yang, Guija—Youngju Ryu, Translator

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This volume contains five stories—"Mountain Flowers," "The Road to Cheonma Tomb," "An Opportunist," "The Hidden Flower," and "Strength from Sorrow." The title story features a group of teachers who struggle to uphold their consciences as educators in an era of authoritarian politics. In "The Road to Cheonma Tomb," the protagoist searches for a means to come to terms with unforgotten memories of a past trauma and the sense of powerlessness that dominate his present life. "An Opportunist" explores problems inherent to organization of labor and underscores the importance of self-scrutiny in a society driven by the power of rhetoric. "The Hidden Flower" is a a sort of meta-fiction. The narrator is a writer who has been suffering from a prolonged spell of non-productivity. On a trip to a remote temple, she rediscovers the meaning of the writer's craft in a changing world.

Title: Strength from Sorrow

Author Name: Yang, Guija—Youngju Ryu, Translator

Illustrator: Tchouki

Categories: Asia, Korea, Translation, Story, Literature, Fiction,

Edition: First in English Translation

Publisher: Merrick, New York, USA, Cross-Cultural Communications: 2005

ISBN Number: 0893047406

ISBN Number 13: 9780893047405

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Type: Fiction: Stories

Size: 5 1/2x8 1/2

Seller ID: CCC983.2

Keywords: Korea, Translation, Fiction: Stories, Asia