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Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982: The international bestseller (English Edition) Kindle版
Cho Nam-Joo points to a universal dialogue around discrimination, hopelessness, and fear.--Annabel Gutterman, TIME
Following the life of the titular character from her mother's generation through her own childhood, young adulthood, career, marriage and eventual 'breakdown, ' the book moves around in time to subtly uncover how patriarchy eats away at the psyches and bodies of women, starting before they're even born.--Sarah Neilson, Seattle Times
[A] spirited debut . . . [T]he brutal, bleak conclusion demonstrates Cho's mastery of irony. This will stir readers to consider the myriad factors that diminish women's rights throughout the world.
Cho deploys a formal, almost clinical prose style that subtly but effectively reinforces the challenges Korean women like Jiyoung endure throughout their lives in multiple contexts--familial, educational, and work-related. . . . Kim Jiyoung effectively communicates the realities Korean women face, especially discrimination in the workplace, rampant sexual harassment, and the nearly impossible challenge of balancing motherhood with career aspirations.--Faye Chadwell, Library Journal
In this fine--and beautifully translated--biography of a fictional Korean woman we encounter the real experiences of many women around the world.--Claire Kohda Hazelton, The Spectator
The book's strength lies in how succinctly Cho captures the relentless buildup of sexism and gender discrimination over the course of one woman's life. . . The story perfectly captures misogynies large and small that will be recognizable to many.
Already an international best-seller, television scriptwriter Cho's debut novel has been credited with helping to 'launch Korea's new feminist movement.' The fact that gender inequity is insidiously pervasive throughout the world will guarantee that this tale has immediate resonance, and its smoothly accessible, albeit British English vernacular-inclined, translation by award-winning translator Chang will ensure appreciative Anglophone audiences. Cho's narrative is part bildungsroman and part Wikipedia entry (complete with statistics-heavy footnotes).... Cho's matter-of-fact delivery underscores the pervasive gender imbalance, while just containing the empathic rage. Her final chapter, "2016," written as Jiyoung's therapist's report--his claims of being "aware" and "enlightened" only damning him further as an entitled troll--proves to be narrative genius.--Terry Hong, Booklist [starred review]
I loved this novel. Kim Jiyoung's life is made to seem at once totally commonplace and nightmarishly over-the-top. As you read, you constantly feel that revolutionary, electric shift between commonplace and nightmarish. This kind of imaginative work is so important and so powerful.--Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot
This is a book about the life of a woman living in Korea; the despair of an ordinary woman, which she takes for granted. The fact that it's not about 'someone special' is extremely shocking, while also being incredibly relatable.--Sayaka Murata, author of Convenience Store Woman, in Yomiuri Shimbun --このテキストは、kindle_edition版に関連付けられています。
- ASIN : B07LFL9V9Z
- 出版社 : Scribner UK (2020/2/20)
- 発売日 : 2020/2/20
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 787 KB
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効にされていません
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 126ページ
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 1,572位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
It's a very easy read, and at around 170ish pages you can read the entire thing in a single sitting. But I was never really sure whether I was reading a novel set in modern-day South Korea or someone's sociology dissertation centred on women in South Korea. This was made more confusing by the constant footnotes and clumsy interspersing of percentages and data from various studies, which ultimately added very little to the plot.
Overall, I'd recommend to someone who wants to know more about South East Asian culture. But if you were after a compelling read, this is not the book for you. Maybe try Adeline Yen Mah or Jing-Jing Lee.
I once again went into this book blind and did not really know what to expect. The start of the book makes it very clear that Kim Jiyoung is incredibly unwell, but even given the title of the book it didn’t click with me that this was essentially going to be a book about her life up to that point. This is a book about what made her sick.
It becomes very clear that LIFE made her sick. Life living in a country where men get the better jobs just because. Life living in a country where women can’t wear what they are comfortable in. Life living in a country where schoolgirls aren’t expected to amount to anything. Life in a country where women are treated like crap. This is what made her sick, and it made me feel sick too.
It is an eye opening story, told by her psychiatrist and sprinkled with facts about the country as we go along. If you haven’t read it I urge you to. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it when I finished, but having sat on it for a few days I now realise that that this feeling I felt was discomfort at my own insecurities and the fact that women all over the world, not just in Korea, suffer a lot of these same injustices. It is an incredibly important read, and one which I think I will read again with my eyes wide open.
This book is an eye opener. It’s intense but Kim Jiyoung isn’t written as an emotional character, in fact, I feel that Cho Nam-Joo has purposely done this and has let the actions and words of those around Kim Jiyoung speak for themselves. There is no need for deep and personal descriptions of feelings when the actions are that unbelievable that you sympathise immediately.
I’d recommend this to every one. I read this in 2 sittings and would say it’s my favourite book I’ve read this year.
What then follows is a dull, dispassionate sociology essay style story which strips the reader of any real interest in the Kim or her backstory. What could have been the interesting perspective of a Korean woman's spiralling mental health caused by the systems which are unfair and misogynistic, instead seems to be a bunch of perfunctory explanations of the Korean school, work and family structures. Boring, dull and disappointing.