Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood by Richard E. KimLost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood by Richard E. Kim

Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood

byRichard E. Kim

Paperback | March 29, 2011

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In this classic tale, Richard E. Kim paints seven vivid scenes from a boyhood and early adolescence in Korea at the height of the Japanese occupation, 1932 to 1945. Taking its title from the grim fact that the occupiers forced the Koreans to renounce their own names and adopt Japanese names instead, the book follows one Korean family through the Japanese occupation to the surrender of the Japanese empire.Lost Namesis at once a loving memory of family and a vivid portrayal of life in a time of anguish.
Richard E. Kim (1932 - 2009)was a celebrated novelist, essayist, documentary filmmaker, and professor of literature at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Syracuse University, San Diego State University, and at Seoul National University. He was founder and president of Trans-Lit Agency, a literary agency devoted to establishing int...
Title:Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean BoyhoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.59 inPublished:March 29, 2011Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520268121

ISBN - 13:9780520268128