• Beauty Looks Down on Me

    U.S.A.
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    2017
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Beauty Looks Down On Me is a collection of by turns sad and funny stories about the thwarted expectations of the young as they grow older. HeeKyung’s characters are misfits who by virtue of their...
  • Turbid Rivers

    U.S.A.
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    2016
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Turbid River was written just before Ch’ae Man-Sik was arrested in 1938 by the Japanese colonial government. Like the two novels that followed ( Peace Under Heaven and Frozen Fish ), Turbid River is...
  • Evening Proposal

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    2016
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Evening Proposal is a collection of eight stories about the grim and often faceless nature of urban life. Faintly reminiscent of Franz Kafka, the stories range from a man who discovers that his job...
  • Mannequin

    U.S.A.
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    2016
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Ch'oe Yun's Mannequin is a novel that reflects on the meaning of beauty and its many facets of existence. The beauty of the main character, Jini, is captured through a carefree imagination...
  • The Library of Musical Instruments

    U.S.A.
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    2016
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    The second short-story collection by Kim Jung-hyuk, the author of Penguin News, features a total of eight short stories, including "Syncopation D" which won the 2nd Kim You-jeong Literary Award in...
  • A Contrived World

    U.S.A.
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    2016
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Set in San Francisco, A Most Contrived World recounts the author s visit to the mythic Californian city. While the novel is based in this real experience, the narrator s imaginative reflections cause...
  • A Good Family

    U.S.A.
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    2015
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    This collection of eight stories—cynical and sympathetic by turns—represents the author’s attempt to document and understand the conflicts, resentments, hatreds, and anxieties of contemporary family...
  • God Has No Grandchildren

    U.S.A.
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    2015
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    The nine stories that make up this collection depict a wide variety of contemporary Koreans navigating a world focused on material wealth and social power, in which family ties have been disrupted...
  • 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...
  • Son of Man

    U.S.A.
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    2015
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    One of the greatest living Korean writers here details the quest of a young seminary student seeking transcendence, running through many Western and East Asian theologies in the process. Deciding...

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