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Book Review: “Is That So? I’m a Giraffe” & “Dinner with Buffet” by Park Min-gyu

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10 Magazine
Issued Date
March 04, 2015
Park Min-gyu

About the Author

  • Park Min-gyu
  • Birth : 1968 ~ Unknown
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Min-gyu
  • Family Name : Park
  • Korean Name : 박민규
  • ISNI : 0000000044221463
  • Works : 34
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If you are looking for an interesting, distinctive, possibly even unique literary voice or you simply want to sample and find a way into modern Korean literature, you could do far, far worse than the occasionally controversial, frequently eccentric novelist Park Min-gyu’s wonderfully translated short stories “Is That So? I’m a Giraffe” and “Dinner with Buffet.” Park was born in Ulsan in the southeast of South Korea in 1968. He made his literary debut in 2003 when he published two novels, both of which won highly respected literary prizes. His unconventional writing style sent shockwaves through the Korean literary scene and he very quickly established himself as both a talented stylist and as a writer seemingly deeply committed to investigating the political, economic and cultural developments that have taken place in Korea in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

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