[KS] "The Martyred"
lhreizman at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 08:50:38 EDT 2011
This is in reference to the film version by Yu Hyon-mok. They do have it at
KOFA, I believe it is titled "The Martyrs," (순교자) and was made in 1965.
Those who are interested in watching the film can do so via VOD online. You
do have to pay a small fee to watch it though, and will need Internet
On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 8:26 PM, Mark Morris <mrm1000 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> This is very good news.
> Now if only someone could get Bitwin to re-release
> the DVD of the film version by Yu Hyon-mok -- one of the best Korean War
> of the 1960s.
> Mark Morris
> On 13/6/11 20:14, "David Kim" <dkim at asiafound-dc.org> wrote:
> Dear Korean Studies Colleagues:
> It gives me great pleasure to share with you this news on the re-release of
> "The Martyred."
> David Kim
> *Penguin Classics proudly presents the *New York Times *bestseller and
> National Book Award Finalist back in print for the first time in twenty-five
> THE MARTYRED
> Richard E. Kim
> With an introduction by *Heinz Insu Fenkl
> *and a foreword by *Susan Choi
> PRAISE FOR **THE MARTYRED:
> *“Written in a mood of total austerity; and yet the passion of the book is
> perpetually beating up against its seemingly barren surface…I am deeply
> *―Philip Roth
> *“An extraordinary book. **To take one incident and through it express
> the universal need of the human heart for God…the agony of doubt combined
> with the longing to believe, is difficult indeed. Kim has accomplished just
> ―Pearl S. Buck
> *“Kim’s book stands out as one written in the great moral and
> psychological tradition of Job, Dostoevsky, and Albert Camus…it is a
> magnificent achievement, and it will last.
> ―*The New York Times Book Review
> *RICHARD KIM*’s breathtaking novel, *THE MARTYRED (*Penguin Classics;
> ISBN: 978-0-14-310640-1; On-Sale 5/31/11; $16.00; 240 pages; also available
> as an e-book), begins during the early weeks of the Korean War. Captain Lee,
> a young South Korean officer, is ordered to investigate the kidnapping and
> mass murder of North Korean ministers by Communist forces. For propaganda
> purposes, the priests are declared martyrs, but as he delves into the crime,
> Lee finds himself asking: what if they are not martyrs? What if they
> renounced their faith in the face of death, failing both God and country?
> Should the people be fed this lie? Part thriller, part mystery, part
> existential treatise, *THE MARTYRED** *is a stunning meditation on truth,
> religion, and faith in the time of crisis.
> *THE MARTYRED *is a moving modern classic that will appeal to fans of
> Chang-Rae Lee’s *The Surrendered, *and its publication is timed to
> coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the Korean War (June 1950 to July
> 1953). It also follows the recent publication of the fortieth anniversary
> edition of Richard Kim’s *LOST NAMES *from University of California Press
> (ISBN: 9780520268128; on sale: March 2011; $18.95).
> *ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
> Richard E. Kim *(1932-2009) was born Kim Eun Kook in Hamheung, Korea.
> After an honorable discharge from the Republic of South Korea’s army, he
> immigrated to the United States, where he rose to prominence as an academic
> and a writer of novels, including *The Innocent *and *Lost Names*.
> Heinz Insu Fenkl *is the director of the creative writing program at the
> State University of New York, New Paltz.
> Susan Choi *is the author of *A Person of Interest, The Foreign Student, *and
> *American Woman*, a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize.
> *THE MARTYRED
> *by *Richard E. Kim* with an introduction by *Heinz Insu Fenkl *and a
> foreword by *Susan Choi
> *Penguin Classics ♦ 978-0-14-310640-1 ♦ On-Sale 5/31/11♦ $16.00 ♦ 240
> Also available as an e-book.
> For more information or to schedule an interview with Heinz Insu Fenkl or
> Susan Choi, please contact:
> Langan Kingsley
> 212.366.2226 **/ langan.kingsley at us.penguingroup.com
> *Please visit:
> http://www.richardekim.com/** <http://www.richardekim.com/><http://www.richardekim.com/>
> http://us.penguingroup.com <http://us.penguingroup.com/><http://us.penguingroup.com/>
> David L. Kim
> *Coordinator, Luce Scholars Program
> The Asia Foundation
> 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, #815
> Washington, DC 20036
> Tel: (202) 588-9468 / Fax: (202) 588-9409 / Cell: (301) 787-1195
> Email: dkim at asiafound-dc.org <mailto:dkim at asiafound-dc.org><dkim at asiafound-dc.org>
> Skype: Davidlkim (The Asia Foundation)
> www.asiafoundation.org <http://www.asiafoundation.org/><http://www.asiafoundation.org/>
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