Pavane for a Dead Princess

  • Title: Pavane for a Dead Princess
  • Author: Min-gyu Park Amber Hyun Jung Kim
  • ISBN: 9781628970661
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pavane for a Dead Princess Park Min gyu has been celebrated and condemned for his attacks upon what he perceives as the humorlessness of contemporary Korean literature Pavane for a Dead Princess is his attack upon the beauty fe
    Park Min gyu has been celebrated and condemned for his attacks upon what he perceives as the humorlessness of contemporary Korean literature Pavane for a Dead Princess is his attack upon the beauty fetish that reigns over popular culture, detailing the relationship between a man with matinee idol good looks and the ugliest woman of the century To complicate matters furPark Min gyu has been celebrated and condemned for his attacks upon what he perceives as the humorlessness of contemporary Korean literature Pavane for a Dead Princess is his attack upon the beauty fetish that reigns over popular culture, detailing the relationship between a man with matinee idol good looks and the ugliest woman of the century To complicate matters further, Park also includes a so called writer s cut of the same story, offering alternate versions of the facts, giving the reader the opportunity to imagine all the different ways this same novel might have been written.

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    About Min-gyu Park Amber Hyun Jung Kim


    1. Born in 1968, Park Min gyu published his first book Legend of the World s Superheroes in 2003, for which he was awarded the Munhakdongne New Writer Award.


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    1. I froze. How do I describe how I felt when I first saw her? It was like how I'd feel sitting in front of my TV, eating curry and watching the same music program I watch every Saturday that features the same batch of young pop stars and R&B singers, listening to the audience clapping and the same host introducing the next artist, with everything as it should be, when, suddenly, an old middle-aged guy takes the stage and starts yodeling, "Yodel-ay-ee-yo, lay-ee-yo, lay-ee-yodel-ee!"What did I [...]

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    2. Meet five of the brightest young imaginative voices in Korean fiction this December in central Seoul. These five exceptional Korean writers will read their work and be interviewed (in English & Korean!) at Seoul Global Cultural Centre in Myeong-dong. You will also be able to ask them questions in the Q and A session, buy new bilingual editions of some of their most celebrated stories and get them signed. The event will be moderated by Seoul Honorary Citizen Professor Charles Montgomery and i [...]

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    3. Park Min-gyu's 'Pavane for a Dead Princess' has a writer looking back to the mid-eighties, a time when he arrived at the threshold of adulthood. The opening scene is of a bus arriving in the snow, bringing the writer (and the reader) to a final, heart-warming meeting between two young lovers.Moving back a year, we learn how the two met while working in the underground car park of a busy Seoul department store. Both of them are eye-catching, but in very different ways. The narrator is a young man [...]

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    4. This is my first book of Korean literature I've read thanks to the recommendation by a friend. The basic story is set in the 1980s and revolves around a young man, his friend, and his girlfriend. The three of them work together at a department store in Seoul. All three are single and live alone, all three come from different parts of Korea.From here the author deftly weaves several stories. The romance between the narrator and an ugly girl. She knows she's ugly and she's shunned because she's ug [...]

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    5. Nobody, in a slow and deliberate love story, can as savagely attack the narrowness and superficial nature of society as fashioned by capitalism as Park Min-gyu. If Is That So? I'm a Giraffe laid bare the era in which people were merely input - cogs in a machine and treated that way - Pavane does an even more flaying job on the skin-deep nature of of a world in which money has been aestheticized and aesthetics, in the traditional sense, are judge only by monetary worth.Pavane is about a triad of [...]

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    6. "All love is founded on myth, the myth that you love him, that's he somehow different from other guys, that she's this type of girl, that you mean everything to him, that you understand everything about him, that she's terribly beautiful, that he'll never change, that he needs you, that he's lonely, that you'll love her forever. They're all mistaken beliefs.Yet those who find love in spite of the ugly truth are those who have decided to believe the good rather than the bad. That was the kind of [...]

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    7. A love story. For much of this book, I was a little frustrated by the slow pace -- too much preaching and philosophizing. But the end was pretty great, with a series of surprises and twists. I'm glad I read it.

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    8. 눈을 맞으며 그녀는 서있었다마지막장을 읽고,잠시 머릿속이 하얗게 된 기분이었다.글의 흐름을 뚝뚝 끊는 문장들이 처음엔 적응이 안됬지만,생각해보면 이 소설과 정말 잘 어울린다는 생각이 든다.추억은 한꺼번에 생각나느게 아니라서서히 조금씩 스며드는것이니까.느리면서도 조금은 우울하면서도 매력있는 스토리.책을 읽으면서 글귀를 메모한 책은 정말 오랜만이다.책장 [...]

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    9. Essentially a touching love story between a handsome young man and an ugly woman, this gentle and warm Korean novel is also an exploration of how an emphasis on outward beauty can be so destructive, and how dysfunctional a society is when all that matters is consumerism. Not original ideas, admittedly, but here dealt with in an unusual way by concentrating on how such values affect one couple in particular. Set mainly in 1985 South Korea at a time of massive transformation and increasing wealth, [...]

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    10. Full thoughts coming soon, but for now I'll just say I really liked the mood of this book and the subtle humor.Check out the full review over at The Collagist.If you liked this, make sure to follow me on for more reviews!

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    11. Pretty sentimental and rather straightforward (despite the tricksy endings), but also very engrossing. Same problem as with other Dalkey Korean titles--no editing whatsoever (a baseball team wins by one "point" instead of run, etc.), but what can you expect? (Also funny that the GR cover has a dark gray circle, whereas the actual book is bright green. Is anyone paying attention to any of this?)

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    12. I didn't like it at all. If it weren't for anti-capitalist sentiment and critique of the consumption industry I wouldn't even rate it at all. It feels like some bizarre cross between some sappy Hollywood romance and Verso's leftist manifesto, with the first half outweighing the second to the point the whole thing becomes simply unbearable and barely readable.

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    13. intrigue building around a truly ugly girl without ever describing her. some insight into korean growth period and the pressure of standardization of lifegoals felt by young professionals. for me the love story got my interest rather towards the end. The end itself offers multiple possible realities which I found thought stimulating.

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    14. 30% through and interesting story set in 1985 Korea. Critique on the times. Probably won't finish until Nov. because of the Oct. read-a-thon. Finished and enjoyed the critique of Korean and society in general. There were twists at the end but all in all highlighted a lot of passages to re-read.

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    15. Reviewed by The Complete Review, Asian Review of Books

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    16. [야관문오피] ygm1- 서울 경기 수도권 전역 오피마음이 무너져 내렸다덜컹 그리워 하진 않았던 오래전 시간들이 그립게 다가서는 그래서 끝까지 읽는것이 걱정되엇고한장 한장 읽혀지는게 아쉽기도한 인생에 최고의 걸작!!! [야관문오피] ygm1- 서울 경기 수도권 전역 오피

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