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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

    U.S.A.
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    16 JAN 2014
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    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...
  • A Chain of Dark Tales

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    2011
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    A Chain of Dark Tales contains forty-five short stories. The phrase that most accurately describes this book would be The Great Quilt, a panoramic quilt with all possible, even impossible, thoughts...
  • 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.
    / / /
    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...
    • Translator
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    Louis Vinciguerra