The literary world of Pak depicts the trials of the Korean War and the subsequent three decades of upheaval during which Korea was transformed from a military dictatorship and an agriculturally based society to an urban industrialized, albeit troubled, democracy. Pak offers a searching woman's perspective on radical changes in Korean family structures and social values, exposing the cruelty and hypocrisy of Korea's Confucian traditions, which have subjugated women for centuries. Her realistic prose also portrays the dehumanizing impacts of the capitalist market order that characterizes Korea today.
With rich insight, Pak presents moral ambiguities inherent in Korea's society today and encourages her readers to question the injustices that prevail in the more impersonal and often alienated world emerging in a "globalized" Korea.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction; She Knows, I Know and Heaven Knows; Butterfly of Illusion; Farewell at Kimpo Airport, Mr Hong's Medals; Thus Ended my days of Watching over the House; A certain Barbarity; Encounter at the Airport; Granny Flowers in those Heartles Days; Three Days in that Autumn, My Very Last Possession.