Son Of Man (Library Of Korean Literature)
Son of Man (Library of Korean Literature)
One of the greatest living Korean writers here details the quest of a young seminary student seeking transcendence, running through many Western and East Asian theologies in the process. Deciding that Jesus was not truly "the son of man," the student sets out to create his own alternative to Christ, and winds up dead. Soon, the detective called in to solve the killing winds up with more than a simple murder on his hands, as this metaphysical mystery advances to its unforgettable climax.
About the Author
Yi Mun-yol was born in Seoul in 1948 and is the author of numerous books, including Hail to the Emperor!, Our Twisted Hero, and the novella Saehagok, which won the New Spring Literary Contest sponsored by Dong-a-Ilbo. He is among South Korea's most celebrated writers, and is currently a chair professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul.