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Dictand#233;e is the best-known work of the versatile and important Korean American artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. A classic work of autobiography that transcends the self, Dictand#233;e is the story of several women: the Korean revolutionary Yu Guan Soon, Joan of Arc, Demeter and Persephone, Chaand#8217;s mother Hyung Soon Huo (a Korean born in Manchuria to first-generation Korean exiles), and Cha herself. The elements that unite these women are suffering and the transcendence of suffering. The book is divided into nine parts structured around the Greek Muses. Cha deploys a variety of texts, documents, images, and forms of address and inquiry to explore issues of dislocation and the fragmentation of memory. The result is a work of power, complexity, and enduring beauty.

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Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982) was a poet, filmmaker, and artist. In 1982, Cha was murdered by a stranger in New York City, just a few days after the original publication of Dictand#233;e.

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S Holladay, November 9, 2014 (view all comments by S Holladay)
I've been told about this book for some years and hadn't read it yet until now. It's so beautiful with many narratives side by side and inside each other and text borrowed from many women throughout history: Joan of Arc, Demeter and Persephone, Korean revolutionary Yu Guan Soon. This book is so experimental and it was written in the early 1980's! The author uses film theory and film and photographic craft in the writing of the book. While she died in 1982 at the age of 31, It's obvious Theresa Hak Kyung Cha has influenced thousands of writers.
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ISBN:
9780520261297
Author:
Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Cha, Theresa Hak Jyung
Author:
Hak Jyung Cha Theresa
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Biography
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Literary Criticism : General
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Asian
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Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20090931
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TRADE PAPER
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Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 b/w photographs
Pages:
192
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8.25 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 8 oz

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