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I Have the Right to Destroy Myself

By Young-ha Kim, 1968-

In the fast-paced, high-urban landscape of Seoul, C and K are brothers who have fallen in love with the same woman—Se-yeon—who tears at both of them as they all try desperately to find real connection in an atomized world. A spectral, nameless narrator haunts the edges of their lives as he tells of his work helping the lost and hurting find escape through suicide. Dreamlike and beautiful, the South Korea brought forth in this novel is cinematic in its urgency and its reflection of contemporary life everywhere—far beyond the boundaries of the Korean peninsula.  Recalling the emotional tension of Milan Kundera and the existential anguish of Bret Easton Ellis, I Have the Right to Destroy Myself achieves its author’s greatest wish—to show Korean literature as part of an international tradition. Young-ha Kim is a young master, the leading literary voice of his generation.

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Format: Book
Author: Kim, Young-ha, 1968-
Title: I have the right to destroy myself / Young-ha Kim ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim.
Publisher Date: Orlando, Fla : Harcourt, c2007.
Subject: Kim, Young-ha, 1968- -- Translations into English.
Isbn: 9780156030809 0156030802
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: F Kim
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Bib Id: 276484

Format: Book
Author: Kim, Young-ha, 1968-
Title: I have the right to destroy myself / Young-ha Kim ; translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: Orlando, Fla : Harcourt, c2007.
Description: 119 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Kim, Young-ha, 1968- -- Translations into English.
Other Author: Kim, Chi-Young
Other Title: Na nŭn na rŭl pʻagoehal kwŏlli ka itta. English
LCCN: 2006031751
ISBN: 9780156030809
ISBN: 0156030802
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Kim