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“Momma are We There Yet?” Korean Literature Bookstore Failure in Berkeley

(With apologies to DUMBFOUNDEAD for stealing a title) On the road for vacation and, as always, checking local bookstores for Korean literature. This time (as last time) I stopped in at Eastwind Books, whose motto is: Bookselling since 1982:  Asian American literature, Asian Studies, Ethnic Studies, Language Learning, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Martial Arts, Qigong, Children’s Books,…

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Review: “Our Happy Time” by Gong Ji-young (공지영)

If you don’t like a stacked deck, you may not like Gong Ji-Young’s Our Happy Time. While Gong does write a cracking tale, she piles freighted detail upon freighted detail, and horrible history upon horrible history, to ensure that the reader has no emotional wiggle-room with her characters. With that said, it’s a compelling read…

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Hot on Korea.net, “People About to Party like it’s 1999!” – “discovers” Park Wan-suh’s “A Sketch of the Fading Sun.”

Coming up next at Korea.net, “People Begin to Party like it’s 1999!” LOL… sometimes you just have to wonder what is going on in the minds of Koreans who like translated Modern Korean literature, or Korean literature in English. On June 24, 2014, Korea.net breathlessly reports, in an article titled Korean novels in English: ‘A Sketch of The Fading…

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Seoul International Book Fair Begins Tomorrow!

And just in time (LOL) the English pages are complete… here is the Book Fair online And over there on the right are some of the books I intend to get autographed at the Seoul International Book Fair. Hop on over to Seoul Selection (LOL, if you are in Seoul, of course)  and you too can be…