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    Where to Start Reading Translated Korean Literature (By Charles Montgomery)

    U.S.A.
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    JAN 15, 2017
    The point is, there is no single entrance to any country’s literature. And while it is true that ubiquitous literature of the English language offers a broader field than does Korean literature, the same problems hold for both. And even when Korean literature was “simple” it was complicated.
    • Book Review
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    ‘A Most Ambiguous Sunday’ by Jung Young-moon (Review)

    U.S.A.
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    19 FEB 2015
    • Book Review
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    Korean literature in English #5

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    16 JAN 2014
  • The Private Life of Plants

    U.S.A.
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    2015
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    The Private Life of Plants is about the ways in which desire can both worsen and mitigate our flaws. We meet amputee sons whose mothers cart them from brothel to brothel; we meet brothers who love...
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    • E-Book

    A Most Ambiguous Sunday and Other StoriesJung Young-Moon

    Considered an eccentric in the traditional Korean literary world, Jung Young-moon's short stories have nonetheless won numerous readers both in Korea and abroad, most often drawing comparisons to Kafka. Adopting strange, warped, unstable characters and drawing heavily on the literature of the...
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    StingrayKim Joo-young

    Hailed by critics, Stingray has been described by its author as "a critical biography of my loving mother." With his father having abandoned his family for another woman, Se-young and his mother are forced to subsist on their own in the harsh environment of a small Korean farming village in the...
  • Stingray

    U.S.A.
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    2013
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Hailed by critics, Stingray has been described by its author as “a critical biography of my loving mother.” Hailed by critics, Stingray has been described by its author as “a critical biography of my...
  • A Most Ambiguous Sunday, and Other Stories

    U.S.A.
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    2013
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Considered an eccentric in the traditional Korean literary world, Jung Young-moon's short stories have nonetheless won numerous readers both in Korea and abroad, most often drawing comparisons to...
  • The island

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    2011
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    With its unique style and heart warming stories, The Island has attracted widespread public attention since it was published in Korea in 1991. The bulk of the work recounts childhood memories and has...

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