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Riding the Wave: The Steady Rise of Korean Manhwa

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Article
https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/riding-the-wave-the-steady-rise-of-korean-manhwa/
Journal
lareviewofbooks
Issued Date
October 24, 2020
Page
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Language
English(English)
Country
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Book
Grass
Writer
Kim Keumsuk
Translator
Janet Hong

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  IN LATE 2019, the story of a Korean “comfort woman” made a number of lists of the best comics and graphic novels of the year. This benign moniker, of course, belies the horrors experienced by these women. Authored by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim and translated by Janet Hong, Grass (Drawn & Quarterly, 2019) depicts the life of Granny Lee Ok-sun, a woman forced into sexual slavery as a girl during the Imperial Japanese Army’s World War II occupation of Korea. Lee’s life transforms across black-and-white panels in which darkness swallows characters as they endure brutality and bright white spaces offer a biting reprieve.

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