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History of Korean Literature: IX War and Separation Era

WAR AND SEPARATION (As usual, I welcome disagreements and corrections^^) Previously: I) Hyangga and Koryeo Kasa II) Sijo & Kasa III) Classical Fiction IV) Pansori V) Introduction to Modern Literature VI: Enlightenment VII: Background to Colonial Lit VIII: The History of Korean Modern Literature VIII: Themes & Approaches to Fiction VIIII: The Colonial Era Several…

Review – Early Spring, Mid-Summer

Early Spring, Midsummer, may be the best book out of the Si-sa-yongo-sa Modern Korean Short Stories 10 book series. It contains couple of meditations on change, particularly Early Spring, Mid-Summer by Yi Munyol, a couple of historical/metaphorical tales of the cost of war, including Kim Won-il’s The Spirit of Darkness,  and a couple of stories…

Win a Rare and Expensive Korean Book (Early Spring, Mid-summer)

WHAT IS IT? An awesome opportunity for those of you among KTLIT readers and Catch the Wave (Arirang International Radio) Listeners who are into Korean Literature. Early Spring, Mid-Summer is one of the 10 excellent collections published in the Modern Korean Short Stories series by Si-sa-yong-o-sa Publishing and  the Korean National Commission for UNESCO. And…

KTLIT on 1013 Main Street (TBS eFM): The collection “Waxen Wings”

After choking on a question the week before (“what authors are in the collection Waxen Wings?”), I came back last week to answer the question and describe the book (edited by Bruce Fulton). You can hear that segment in its entirety, below.   http://www.ktlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/120306_CharlesM.mp3 iPod or download here http://www.ktlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/120306_CharlesM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download