I Have the Right to Destroy Myself

I Have the Right to Destroy Myself

This is a real find.” —Han Ong, author of Fixer Chao

Author: Young-ha Kim

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547540531

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

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A “mesmerizing” novel of a love triangle and a mysterious disappearance in South Korea (Booklist). In the fast-paced, high-urban landscape of Seoul, C and K are brothers who have fallen in love with the same beguiling drifter, Se-yeon, who gives herself freely to both of them. Then, just as they are trying desperately to forge a connection in an alienated world, Se-yeon suddenly disappears. All the while, a spectral, calculating narrator haunts the edges of their lives, working to help the lost and hurting find escape through suicide. When Se-yeon reemerges, it is as the narrator’s new client. Recalling the emotional tension of Milan Kundera and the existential anguish of Bret Easton Ellis, I Have the Right to Destroy Myself is a dreamlike “literary exploration of truth, death, desire and identity” (Publishers Weekly). Cinematic in its urgency, the novel offers “an atmosphere of menacing ennui [set] to a soundtrack of Leonard Cohen tunes” (Newark Star-Ledger). “Kim’s novel is art built upon art. His style is reminiscent of Kafka’s and also relies on images of paintings (Jacques-Louis David’s ‘The Death of Marat,’ Gustav Klimt’s ‘Judith’) and film (Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Stranger Than Paradise’). The philosophy—life is worthless and small—reminds us of Camus and Sartre, risky territory for a young writer. . . . But Kim has the advantage of the urban South Korean landscape. Fast cars, sex with lollipops and weather fronts from Siberia lend a unique flavor to good old-fashioned nihilism. Think of it as Korean noir.” —Los Angeles Times “Like Georges Simenon, [Kim’s] keen engagement with human perversity yields an abundance of thrills as well as chills (and, for good measure, a couple of memorable laughs). This is a real find.” —Han Ong, author of Fixer Chao
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Julia or The new Eloisa A series of original letters etc

Julia  or  The new Eloisa  A series of original letters  etc

You believe that you have a right to put an end to your being . Your proof is of a
very fingular nature ; " because I am disposed to die , say you , I have a right to
destroy myself . ” This is certainly a very convenient argument for villains of all
kinds ...

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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ISBN: BL:A0023459002

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Korea

Korea

I HAVE THE RIGHT TO DESTROY MYSELF > Language English > Publisher
Harcourt Books ( America ) > Published 2007 question asked , ' in what state are
you most happy ? ' So I answered , ' a state where I get orders from no one ,
where I ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435077358752

Category: Korea

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Korean Writers

Korean Writers

wynowy M 김영하 장편소설 I Have a Right to Destroy Myself As hinted in the title ,
death is the central concern of Kim Young - ha ' s first novel . Believing that “
committing a murder or writing a novel is the only way to become a god in this
day ...

Author: Han'guk Munhak Pŏnyŏgwŏn

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105129651738

Category: Korean fiction

Page: 268

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Categories: Korean fiction

Colonel Dacre0

Colonel Dacre0

my arms have been round that boy — Sir Everard , he is my son ! I loved his
father ... Neither he nor I have any right , by birth or marriage , to the names we
bear . But there is a name — and a ... I tried to destroy myself . I let it be believed I
had ...

Author: Emily Jolly

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11362116

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Page: 288

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Translation Review

Translation Review

I Have the Right to Destroy Myself . ( Naneun nareul pagoehal gwolliga itta .
1996. ) . Translation by Chi - young Kim . Orlando . Harcourt , Inc. 2007. 132 pp .
Paper $ 12.00 . ISBN 978-0-15-603080-9 . Young - ha Kim ( b . 1968 ) is one of
the ...

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ISBN: UCR:31210023575374

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The Eclectic Magazine

The Eclectic Magazine

If ever I destroy myself , it “ I say nothing about right , ' " I will be in the bitterness of
having those answered , “ except that everybody has infernal and damnable '
good old times a right to his own opinion . For my part , extolled . " One is almost ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105024643418

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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature  Science  and Art

If ever I destroy myself , it “ I say nothing about ' right , ' ” I will be in the bitterness
of having those answered , “ except that everybody has infernal and damnable '
good old times ' a right to his own opinion . For my part , extolled . " One is almost
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000068726478

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

The Living Thoughts of Rousseau

The Living Thoughts of Rousseau

According to you , you have a right to put an end to your being . Your proof is of a
very singular nature ; “ Because I am disposed to die , ” say you , “ I have a right
to destroy myself . ” This is certainly a very convenient argument for villains of all
 ...

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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ISBN: UOM:39015009353411

Category: Education

Page: 185

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Categories: Education

A Full Inquiry Into the Subject of Suicide

A Full Inquiry Into the Subject of Suicide

Once more let us speak to you in particular . mar You believe that you have a
right to put an end to your being . Your proof is of a very singular nature ; “
because I am disposed to die , say you , I have a “ right to destroy myself . " This
is certainly ...

Author: Charles Moore

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015043276537

Category: Dueling

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He Knew He was Right

He Knew He was Right

Mrs . Trevelyan was altogether unable to keep it to her . selt ; - indeed she made
no attempt at doing so . Her husband had told her that she was ... have been as
innocent as a baby ! If it were not for my child , I think that I should destroy myself !

Author: Anthony Trollope

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N11541049

Category:

Page: 548

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The Whole Works of the Right Rev Jeremy Taylor

The Whole Works of the Right Rev  Jeremy Taylor

A Prayer to be said before the hearing been a great lover of myself , and yet used
many ways resisting thy Spirit and quenching him . I have or reading the Word of
God . to destroy myself . I have pursued my temporal ends O holy and eternal ...

Author: Jeremy Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011012492

Category: Church of England

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No But I Saw the Movie

No  But I Saw the Movie

And having thus made up my mind , I looked up and dialled Professor Augier ' s
number . " The professor is away and will not ... I MUST DESTROY MYSELF IN
SUCH A WAY THAT NONE CAN POSSIBLY KNOW WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO
ME . I HAVE OF COURSE ... You have no right to destroy yourself . You know that
!

Author: David Wheeler

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038540204

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 412

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Collects stories that were later adapted for the movie screen, including Arthur C. Clarke's "The Sentinel," which became "2001: A Space Odyssey," and Cornel Woolrich's "Rear Window"
Categories: Performing Arts

Emerson s Magazine and Putnam s Monthly

Emerson s Magazine and Putnam s Monthly

right to be unjust ; I have not the right to be In fact , a menacing circle was forming
weak . My injustice only injures others ; a around Mary Ann , who examined the
strange weakness would destroy myself . If I were faces with innocent curiosity .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000000682809

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The Permanent Playboy

The Permanent Playboy

That was that ! I would have to fight alone and fight I would . I would save Andre
come what may . All my nervousness had disappeared as Andre let me in and ... I
MUST DESTROY MYSELF IN SUCH A WAY THAT NONE CAN POSSIBLY
KNOW WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME . ... You have no right to destroy yourself !

Author: Playboy

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001201239

Category: American fiction

Page: 503

View: 137

Categories: American fiction

Reel Terror

Reel Terror

I MUST DESTROY MYSELF IN SUCH A WAY THAT NONE CAN POSSIBLY
KNOW WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME. I HAVE OF COURSE THOUGHT OF
SIMPLY ... You have no right to destroy yourself! You know that!' The answer was
soon ...

Author: Sebastian Wolfe

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000311337

Category: Horror tales, American

Page: 249

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Categories: Horror tales, American

Fredrika Bremer s Works President s daughters including Nina

Fredrika Bremer s Works  President s daughters  including Nina

to destroy myself , and enact one of those drunken scenes with which the modern
romances inundate the frivolous ... But show me the spot which dishonours me as
a man ; and then you will have a right to reproach me with the want of faith .

Author: Fredrika Bremer

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101051672564

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The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy

All my nervousness had disappeared as Andre let me in and , after putting the
tray of food down on his desk , I went into the other room , as agreed . ... I MUST
ha DESTROY MYSELF IN SUCH A WAY THAT NONE CAN POSSIBLY 41 1 IN
KNOW WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME . ... You have no right to destroy yourself !

Author: Playboy

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3545524

Category: Science fiction

Page: 403

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Thirty-two stories by such authors as R. Bradbury, T. Sturgeon, A.C. Clarke, F. Pohl, B.J. Friedman, and others.
Categories: Science fiction

Clare and B b

Clare and B  b

... came back from Europe , ten days ago , and heard the news of your
engagement to her , I was ready to destroy myself - or you ! ... I had no right to go
to her again ,no right to attempt to fan old feelings into a fire which might
consume us both .

Author: Ellen Olney Kirk

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN1Q1E

Category:

Page: 302

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