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 Sun’ that Park Wan-suh has a new book available and gives us a look at its content:
Middle-aged women or women in their twilight years are often featured in her novels, among which is the 1987 story, “A Sketch of The Fading Sun.” The tale has now come out in English, part of the same-titled English-language collection of some of Park’s outstanding short stories.
Which would have been news in 1999, which is when the book came out. Also, if you want to buy that book, you’d better consider buying it now, and buying it used, as the following graphic shows: Yes, that’s a measly $599.00 for the new copy. Allow KTLIT to give a bit of advice, and save your money on this book, and instead purchase the superior “Lonesome You” which KTLIT reviewed here, and is available online here: http://www.amazon.com/Lonesome-You-Library-Korean-Literature-ebook/dp/B00KAECV1W/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403660507&sr=1-4 In both Kindle and “Book” Forms