For those of us in Seoul, LTI Korea has created a “150-year History of Korean Literature in Translation exhibit” at Seoul Metropolitan Library (in front of City Hall). The exhibition is open until the 27th, and the library itself is open every day EXCEPT Monday (9 to 9 on weekdays, 9 to 6 on weekends).
This weekend, KTLIT (and wife and Barry from the 10 Magazine Book Club) dropped by to check the exhibition out and have a cup of coffee downtown. I should say that the Library itself (as well as City Hall behind it, on weekdays), is also worth a tour, as it is both modern and beautiful.
The exhibition includes some rather old books (this one is older than me!):
A video showing the history of translation of Korean literature:
And rows of books to perused (but peruse quietly, we were officiously “shushed” for being audibly enthusiastic^^)
Check it out if you’re in Seoul!