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ISBN-10: 1564789551
ISBN-13: 9781564789556
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 06/24/2016
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.50" W, 0.70" H

A Contrived World

Translator: Jeffrey Karvonen
Translator: Eunji Mah

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Overview

Set in San Francisco, A Most Contrived World recounts the author’s visit to the mythic Californian city. While the novel is based in this real experience, the narrator’s imaginative reflections cause the narrative to balloon outward into the realms of fiction and fantasy. Each chance encounter provides an opportunity to unfurl a fictional world that simultaneously complements and compromises the real world. In this mirthful anti-novel, the ambiguous fusion of observation and invention disrupts the conventions of personal memoir and travel writing, resulting in a chronicle that sets fiction against experience.

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Does Korean literature have a slacker-novel genre? If so, here's its archetype. - Kirkus Reviews
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Details

ISBN-10: 1564789551
ISBN-13: 9781564789556
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 06/24/2016
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.50" W, 0.70" H
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