Once again (ok, for the second time) Charles Montgomery from right here at KTLIT and Barry Welsh from SeoulABC get together to discuss Korean literature, particularly the Jimoondang/LTI Korea Collection of books and Hwang Sun–mi’s The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly.
For those who might be interested in particular aspects of the video, a quick look below it will reveal the time at which each segment begins.
This is a new service which we expect will catapult us into the late 20th Century!
At 1:48 we discuss the Jimoondang / LTI Korea collection of short fiction, 25 books of pretty darned good literature.
At 2:29 we discuss Kim Young Ha’s Photo Shop Murder and it’s OVER $2,000 price on the internet
At 4:36 we discuss Choi In-ho’s awesome, Deep Blue Night, a Korean buddy, road-trip set in California.
At 8:00 we disagree on Yi Sang’s The Wings, one of the most famous works in Korean modern fiction.
At 11:13 we disagree on Gong Ji-young’s Human Decency
It is worth noting that in all these disagreements, Charles is correct and Barry is in error.^^
At 14:08 we chat about Hwang Sun-mi’s famous The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly, and Barry actually goes a far bit into persuading me to like it.^^
At 21:35 it’s recommendation time. Barry recommends Gong Ji-young’s Our Happy Time translated by Kim Sora-Russel and a book, eleanor and park written by a US author with the unlikely name of Rainbow Rowell. Charles recommends Paju Book City, and all ends on a happy note.