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About the Author
Choi In-ho was born in 1945 in Seoul and graduated from English literature from Yonsei University. He first came to public notice when three of his stories were selected in competitions sponsored by the "Hanguk ilbo" and "Chosun ilbo" newspapers and the journal "Sasanggye" ("World of Thought"), in 1963, 1967, and 1968. In 1982 he received the sixth Yi Sang Literature Prize.
This novel is a symbolic protest against the arrogantly mundane approach of the strain of realism that, cloaked in the guise of humanism, has dominated modern Korean fiction. Choi challenges us to consider new possibilities for literature in an age when the divine is largely absent from literary art.--Professor Kwon Youngmin "Munhak sasang "