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    27 June 2016

    A couple of years back now, I made my way through a collection of free Korean stories made available in electronic form by LTI Korea, even going so far as to put out some short Vlogs on the series. While there were a few weak ones (and in some cases the translations weren’t all they might have...

  • Black FlowerYOUNG-HA KIM

    "'Can a nation disappear forever?' . . . [In] a tale of collective loss, political revolution and the individual quest for self-determination . . . Kim brings us the souls caught up on the ground of this larger drama." — Minneapolis Star Tribune In 1904, facing war and the loss of their nation,...
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    History and Longing: Black Flower by Kim Young-ha

    Republic of Korea
    NOV 08 2014

    Kim Young-ha has built a reputation as a novelist who has captured the experience of the youth of Korea, the Internet generation, accomplished but disillusioned, living life in the fast track in Seoul. Accomplished and talented, published successfully in Europe, he has, in his novel Black...

  • Baptism of SoilYi Ik-sang

    A novelist as well as a journalist, Yi Ik-sang (1895 – 1935) worked as a reporter for newspapers such as The Chosun Ilbo, The Dong-A Ilbo, and Korea Daily News. He made his debut as a novelist with a publication in The Light of Learning in 1921, and in 1923 he became a member of PASKYULA, the first...
  • ScoundrelsKim Yu-Jeong

    Kim Yu-jeong (1908 – 1937) made his literary debut in 1935 with the selection of “The Rainstorm” by the Chosun Ilbo, and “The Bonanza” by the Joseon Jungang Ilbo. He then went on to publish prolifically during the two short years before his death in 1937, leaving behind more than 30 novels and 10...
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    Scenes from the Enlightenment

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    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    An account of seemingly trivial events—a wedding between two respected families, the arrival of box upon box of new Western products at the general store, a long-awaited athletics meet at a local...
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    Charles La Shure