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Everlasting Empire Paperback – May 1, 2002
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“Beautifully written and riveting.... Aside from being a thrilling mystery story, Everlasting Empire provides non-Korean readers with a glimpse into Korea’s past. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to brush up on their knowledge of Korean history or curl up with a good mystery book on a cold winter day”
— Korea Times
“...the blur and exchange between dichotomies such as dreams and reality, fiction and history, knowledge and ignorance, truth and falsehood, past and present, existence and nonexistence, and, ultimately, what is mutable and immutable is what makes Yi’s storytelling so compelling.... Having read both the English translation and Korean original, I was surprised to find the translation—for which Ms. Yu won the Daesan Foundation prize—more accessible.”
— International Herald Tribune
About the Author
Yi In-hwa is the pen name of You Chul-gun, a professor of Korean Language and Literature at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. He received the first Writers' World Literature Award for his novel Who Can Say What I Am? in 1992. He is also the recipient of the Korean government's 1995 Today's Young Artist award and the Chinese government's first Korea-China Youth scholarship award. In 2000, Yi received the prestigious Yi Sang Award for his short story "A Poet's Star."
Yu Young-nan is a freelance translator based in Seoul. She has translated several Korean works into English, including The Naked Tree by Pak Wan-so. Her translations of Yl Mu-yongs "Lesson One, Chapter One" and "Farmers" received the Korean Modern Literature Translation Award. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.