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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…

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Jeongrye Choi – Upcoming Interview

KTLIT has been in contact with Korean poet Jeongrye Choi, about an interview…. Her book of translated poems in English is “Instances” and here is a teaser and some biographical information. Catkind cats don’t grow to be tigers as a rose unfurls the blossom thorns fiercely wait there are tigers in all cats petals roll like small, unfolded tongues yellow eyeballs dizzy as moonlight running through centuries cats in their silver sleep grind teeth and clench claws cherishing the wild dreams of blood look inside any cat and there! the apricot of a tiger’s eye, shuddering like an apricot tree crouched in by an eagle   At our request, Choi sent an updated short-bio:…