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Publisher Comments:

Dictee is the best-known work of the versatile and important artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951–1982). A classic work of autobiography that transcends the self, Dictee is the story of several women: the Korean revolutionary Yu Guan Soon, Joan of Arc, Demeter and Persephone, Cha's mother Hyung Soon Huo (a Korean born in Manchuria to first-generation Korean exiles), and Cha herself. The element that unites these women is 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.

Synopsis:

An innovative and powerful exploration of cultural loss, exile, and suffering, Dictee explores dislocation and linguistic fragmentation while telling the story of nine women . It belongs with the work of Audre Lord and Gloria Anzaldua and other contemporary classics that address the subject of ethnic identity, hybridity, and the complexity of "mestizo" culture.

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About the Author

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 Dictée.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520231122
Author:
Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Cha, Theresa Hak Jyung
Author:
Hak Jyung Cha Theresa
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
Women
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Suffering
Subject:
Loss (psychology)
Subject:
Exiles
Subject:
Loss
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Asian
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Calif. pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
vol. VII, no 87.
Publication Date:
20010928
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 b/w images
Pages:
179
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x .5 in 8 oz

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"Synopsis" by , An innovative and powerful exploration of cultural loss, exile, and suffering, Dictee explores dislocation and linguistic fragmentation while telling the story of nine women . It belongs with the work of Audre Lord and Gloria Anzaldua and other contemporary classics that address the subject of ethnic identity, hybridity, and the complexity of "mestizo" culture.
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