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    15 OF THE BEST KOREAN WAR BOOKS EVER PUBLISHED

    U.S.A.
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    June 1, 2020
    Sometimes what history class teaches us just isn’t enough. I know that for me, the Korean War was little more than a chapter in a history textbook. Thankfully, there are plenty of supplemental materials out there for those who want to educate themselves. Though this war only lasted three years (...
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    The Shadow of ArmsHwang Suk-Young

    A novel of the black markets of the South Vietnamese city of Da Nang during the Vietnam War, based on the author's experiences as a self-described South Korean mercenary on the side of the South Vietnamese, this is a Vietnam War novel like no other, truly one that sees the war from all sides...
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    Unparalleled Insight into War: The Shadow of Arms by Hwang Sok-yong

    Republic of Korea
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    NOV 15 2014

    There is a line in the first few pages of Hwang Sok-yong’s The Shadow of Arms that carries with it the brunt of the Vietnam War: “Just two weeks of carnage, of thirst and heat had transformed the fighting men into burnt-out tin cans.” Hwang’s language is unadorned and direct, his metaphor...

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    Peace Under HeavenMan-sik Ch'ae

    This is the first English translation of a much beloved satirical novel.
  • The camellias

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    2002
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
  • A walk in the mountains

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    2004
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    An apathetic husband and a wife's slow awakening to a harsh reality share center stage in Suh Eun-young's fascinating short story A Walk in the Mountains. Partly a post-modern detective story of a...
  • My Very Last Possession and Other Stories

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    1999
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Stories from Korea. In Thus Ended My Days Watching over the House, a woman feels liberated when police take away her domineering husband on suspicion of a crime, A Certain Barbarity is on toilets as...
  • A toy city

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    2003
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
  • The sound of thunder

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    1990
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
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    The Land of the Banished

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    2012
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    This book may be one of the most depressing books in Korean modern literature, and to say that is to say quite a great deal. It is also one of the best and most touching as its depressing quality...

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