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One Break, a Thousand Blows! Maxi Kim

One Break, a Thousand Blows!

Maxi Kim

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ISBN : 9781906012052
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Maxi Kims first novel was chosen by Book Works new Semina seriesbecause of its refusal to recognize the differences between fiction andnon-fiction, high-brow and low-brow, and art and life. One Break,A Thousand Blows! appears to be a novel aboutMoreMaxi Kims first novel was chosen by Book Works new Semina seriesbecause of its refusal to recognize the differences between fiction andnon-fiction, high-brow and low-brow, and art and life. One Break,A Thousand Blows! appears to be a novel about Japan, but theprotagonist is a metaphor, aiming to negate Japan by writing falselyabout it, and using it as a screen for the authors innermost hopesand desires. The author cannibalizes every book he references, as hesubjects his characters to the occult use of books for divination.Kim, the grandson of illiterate Korean peasant farmers, is a recentgraduate of the CalArts MFA Writing Program.