Feminist Novel by Korean Author Earns Another Honor in U.S.

      November 24, 2020 10:31

      Cho Nam-joo's feminist novel " Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982" has been named one of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of this year.

      The honor follows the inclusion of the novel on TIME magazine's list of the 100 Must-Read Books of 2020.

      The daily said, "A sensation when it appeared in [Korea] in 2016, the novel recounts, in the dispassionate language of a case history, the descent into madness of a young wife and mother -- a Korean everywoman whose plight illuminates the effects of a sexist society."

      The autobiographical novel is about a housewife who becomes a stay-at-home mother and later suffers from depression as she experiences everyday sexism.

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