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Riassunto: A novel of the black markets of the South Vietnamese city of Danang during the Vietnam War, based on the author?s experiences as a self-described South Korean mercenary on the side of the South Vietnamese, this is a Vietnam War novel like no other, truly one that sees the war from all sides. Scenes of battle are breathtakingly well told. The plot is thick with intrigue and complex subplots. But ultimately The Shadow of Arms is a novel of the human condition rather than of the exploits and losses of one side or the other in war.
HWANG SOK-YONG is one of the contemporary masters of Korean literature. His work, which grapples with the troubled history of his divided country, has resulted in his imprisonment, his exile, and the rare achievement of a wide international readership. Hwang?s novels in English include The Old Garden, a tragic love story set against the backdrop of the end of the Cold War and South Korea's political revolution of the eighties; The Guest, based on the true account of a violent clash between Communist and Christian neighbors in a Korean village town; and The Shadow of Arms, inspired by his experience as a Korean soldier in the Vietnam War. Some of his recent bestsellers in Korea, where Hwang is among that country?s most popular writers, include Baridegi ( Princess Bari) and Gaebapbaragibyeol ( The Evening Star), a coming of age novel that Hwang wrote as a blog.
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Titolo: The Shadow of Arms (Cornell East Asia Series...
Casa editrice: Cornell Univ East Asia Program
Data di pubblicazione: 1994
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Cornell University East Asia Program, Ithaca New York, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Originally published in two volumes, this gripping tale of the abuses of the black market system during the Vietnam war is interwoven with the war itself, fascinating reading, some minor underlining, hard cover in very good condition, no dust jacket Vietnam War. Codice libro della libreria 598
Descrizione libro Cornell Univ East Asia Program, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Codice libro della libreria 0939657805D