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Anton Hur by Marie Myung-Ok Lee

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https://bombmagazine.org/articles/2024/03/21/anton-hur-by-marie-myung-ok-lee
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BOMB
Issued Date
March 21, 2024
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UNITED STATES
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As a writer, I read widely and include translations as part of a balanced literary diet. As a diasporic Korean, I’m a particular fan of work by Korean writers, but that news always comes with an arched eyebrow from non-Koreans: Why can’t you just read it? After the Korean War, my parents immigrated from Korea to Jim Crow Alabama and then to all-white rural Minnesota. Not unlike many Korean immigrants who were able to overcome the US ban on Asians and made it to the US prior to 1965, when the Hart-Celler Act passed, assimilation was a survival tactic.