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Je veux aller dans cette île (The Island)


Lim Chul-woo

Author of preface

Patrick Maurus


Cho Soomi

Since its first publication in Korea in 1991, Je veux aller dans cette île (The Island) has attracted widespread public attention, thanks to its unique style. Through a series of dramatic, authentic, and frankly comic episodes, Lim Chul-woo brings the reader with him in his home island. Remembrance, tenderness, traditions: these are a few of the subjects that The Island approaches, along with the beauty of human relations in the rural communities, isolated from the modern world. 

Lim Chul-woo, born in 1954, is the author of powerful works that have earned prestigious literary awards and international recognition. Je veux aller dans cette île  (The Island), directly inspired from the world of his childhood, was the subject of a film (Kŭ sŏm'e kago sipta / To the Starry Island) which he has co-written with Lee Chang-dong (who also wrote the postface of Je veux aller dans cette île) and which was directed by Park Kwang-su.

Je veux aller dans cette île : French version published by L'Asiathèque on September 4th 2013. You can now read an extract from Je veux aller dans cette île here or a review (in French) by the Corée Magazine here.

The Island : English version available in English bookstores.

Download the press kit (in French).




Price : 22,00 €
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Livre(s) seul(s)
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