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The Resource The accusation : forbidden stories from inside North Korea, Bandi ; translation, Deborah Smith

The accusation : forbidden stories from inside North Korea, Bandi ; translation, Deborah Smith

Label
The accusation : forbidden stories from inside North Korea
Title
The accusation
Title remainder
forbidden stories from inside North Korea
Statement of responsibility
Bandi ; translation, Deborah Smith
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
In 1989, a North Korean dissident writer, known to us only by the pseudonym Bandi, began to write a series of stories about life under Kim Il-sung's totalitarian regime. Smuggled out of North Korea and set for publication around the world in 2017, The Accusation provides a unique and shocking window on this most secretive of countries. Bandi's profound, deeply moving, vividly characterised stories tell of ordinary men and women facing the terrible absurdity of daily life in North Korea: a factory supervisor caught between loyalty to an old friend and loyalty to the Party; a woman struggling to feed her husband through the great famine; the staunch Party man whose actor son reveals to him the absurd theatre of their reality; the mother raising her child in a world where the all-pervasive propaganda is the very stuff of childhood nightmare. The Accusation is a heartbreaking portrayal of the realities of life in North Korea. It is also a reminder that humanity can sustain hope even in the most desperate of circumstances - and that the courage of free thought has a power far beyond those seek to suppress it
Member of
Summary
A first work of dissident fiction from North Korea, written by an anonymous author and smuggled out of the country, depicts a powerful portrait of life under the North Korean regime as it impacts a diverse range of people, from a disillusioned war hero to a family man who travels without a permit to visit his critically ill mother
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
Awards note
Winner, English PEN Award.
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10554455
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bandi
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Korean
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1987-
  • 1950-
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  • Smith, Deborah
  • Bandi
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bandi
  • Pandi
  • Short stories, Korean
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Short stories
  • Korea (North)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
forbidden stories from inside North Korea
Label
The accusation : forbidden stories from inside North Korea, Bandi ; translation, Deborah Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published as Gobal; [South] Korea : Chogabje, ©2014
  • Includes afterword: How The Accusation came out of North Korea
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Record of a defection -- City of specters -- Life of a swift steed -- So near, yet so far -- Pandemonium -- On stage -- The red mushroom
Control code
000059799691
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781781258712
Isbn Type
(Export)
Lccn
2016364156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)959035947
Label
The accusation : forbidden stories from inside North Korea, Bandi ; translation, Deborah Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published as Gobal; [South] Korea : Chogabje, ©2014
  • Includes afterword: How The Accusation came out of North Korea
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Record of a defection -- City of specters -- Life of a swift steed -- So near, yet so far -- Pandemonium -- On stage -- The red mushroom
Control code
000059799691
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781781258712
Isbn Type
(Export)
Lccn
2016364156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)959035947

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