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Review: The FIRST Korean modern fiction in English!

According to the estimable Brother Anthony (An Sonjae) the first works of modern Korean fiction that were translated into English were in the collection Modern Short Stories From Korea translated by In-Sŏb Zŏng. These stories are partly interesting because they are an early departure from the lamentable Korean tendency to pick only serious “message” fiction and/or ‘representative’ fiction…

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Korean Modern Literature: Bio of Kim Sagwa

In The Future of Silence (Great and reviewed at this link), Korean author Kim Sagwa is presented in English for the second time, the first time in an easily accessible format. I reached out to Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton for more information on Kim, and this is what they responded, which aligns with what I…