I Have the Right to Destroy Myself (Korean Edition)

I Have the Right to Destroy Myself (Korean Edition)

$18.99
Add to wishlist

I Have the Right to Destroy Myself (Korean Edition)

 김영하 소설 - 나는 나를 파괴할 권리가 있다

Korean novelist Kim's tantalizing 1996 debut novel concerns a calculating, urbane young man who makes a business of helping his clients commit suicide. The narrator's favorite painting, Jacques-Louis David's The Death of Marat, encapsulates his outlook—to be detached and cold, an approach reflected in his account of a recent client who was romantically involved with two brothers (called C and K). The woman, Se-yeon, is a young, spacey, lollipop-sucking drifter who first hangs out with K before bedding C. Cab-driver K and video artist C become obsessed with Se-Yeon, who looks (to them) like Gustave Klimt's Judith. Judith, as they subsequently refer to her, later wanders off into a snowstorm, never to be seen by the brothers again. However, in this eerie, elliptical narrative, Judith reappears as the narrator's client. Moreover, Judith morphs into other objects of desire, such as a woman from Hong Kong the narrator meets in Vienna and an elusive performance artist named Mimi whom C films. Kim's work is a self-conscious literary exploration of truth, death, desire and identity, and though it traffics in racy themes, it never devolves into base voyeurism.

Product details
Author: Kim Young-ha
Publisher: Munhakdongne
Pages: 134
Format: Papaerback
ISBN: 9788954611770

Recently Viewed Products

Fun to Learn Korean - Hangeul Reading Chart 24x16 inch Poster
Fun to Learn Korean Alphabets- Hangul Reading Chart 24x16in Matt Coated Poster Teach yourself how...
$29.99 $22.99
Talk To Me In Korean Workbook: Level 1
Talk To Me In Korean Workbook: Level 1 (Downloadable Audio Files Included) This workbook is...
$21.99
Cute Smile Face Korean Soju Shot Glass 1.7oz Set of 6
Kawai Cute Smile Face Korean Soju Shot Glass 1.7oz Set of 6   This is...
$27.99
Talk To Me In Korean: Level 1 Textbook
Talk To Me In Korean: Level 1 (Downloadable Audio Files Included) Talk To Me In...
$23.98
The Heritage HUU GULida Wooden Hangeul Blocks 48pc
GULida 48 pc Wooden Korean Alphabet Blocks by The Heritage HUU  한글블럭 - 글이다 원목한글블럭 48 pc GULida...
$82.99 $69.99
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (Korean Edition)
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good...
$32.98 $28.04
The Korean Verbs Guide
The Korean Verbs Guide: 100 Essential Verbs for Beginners vol.1+vol.2 set of 2 한국어 학습자가...
$39.99
BTS Special [English Edition] HAO Korea Magazine Monsta X w/ Soribada Awards Special DVD
BTS Special [English Edition] HAO Korea Magazine  방탄소년단 스페셜 하오 코리아 매거진 영문판 Superstore K...
$24.99 $23.99
My First 500 Korean Words
My First 500 Korean Words My First 500 Korean Words introduces 500 basic Korean words...
$42.99 $38.99
My Weekly Korean Vocabulary Book 1
My Weekly Korean Vocabulary Book 1 - with 1600+ Everyday Sample Expressions 매일매일 단어 공부...
$29.36 $27.99