ISBN-10:
0520261291
ISBN-13:
9780520261297
Pub. Date:
09/14/2009
Publisher:
University of California Press
Dictee / Edition 2

Dictee / Edition 2

by Theresa Hak Kyung ChaTheresa Hak Kyung Cha
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Overview


Dictée is the best-known work of the versatile and important Korean American artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. A classic work of autobiography that transcends the self, Dictée is the story of several women: the Korean revolutionary Yu Guan Soon, Joan of Arc, Demeter and Persephone, Cha’s mother Hyung Soon Huo (a Korean born in Manchuria to first-generation Korean exiles), and Cha herself. The elements that unite these women are suffering and the transcendence of suffering. The book is divided into nine parts structured around the Greek Muses. Cha deploys a variety of texts, documents, images, and forms of address and inquiry to explore issues of dislocation and the fragmentation of memory. The result is a work of power, complexity, and enduring beauty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520261297
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 09/14/2009
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 188,853
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982) was a poet, filmmaker, and artist. In 1982, Cha was murdered by a stranger in New York City, just a few days after the original publication of Dictée.

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