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Als die Vergangenheit in die Gegenwart eintrat... Rezension zu Anna Kims Roman: „Die große Heimkehr“

Title in English "When the past entered the present... Review of Anna Kim's novel: 'Die große Heimkehr'."


Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source DaF-Szene Korea - Theater und DaF-Unterricht
Keywords South Korea, North Korea, Korean War, Anna Kim: "Die große Heimkehr", Daejeon, Braunschweig, South Korea, novel.
Description The review discusses the novel "Die große Heimkehr" by Anna Kim. The author, born in Daejeon, briefly raised in Braunschweig, and currently residing in Vienna, delves into South Korea's collective and tabooed trauma: the Korean War and its aftermath. Anna Kim presented the novel on 08/03/2017 at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague during a reading. The author conducted extensive research in Europe and South Korea to authentically craft the novel. Despite well-founded research, Kim skillfully employs the subjunctive mood to emphasize the uncertainty of historical facts and the political bias of survivors in her narrative. Overall, the novel offers a nuanced perspective on the histories of South and North Korea, encouraging critical reflection on diverse viewpoints.

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