History of Korean Literature: Han Miracle; Pundan Munhak Lives

Miracles! (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 IX: Themes & Approaches to Fiction X: The Colonial Era XI: War and Separation Era 1970s…

All Lit Header

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…

Podcast: On 1013 Main Street talking Yi Mun-yol’s “Our Twisted Hero”

Me on TBS eFM’s 1013 Main Street. In honor of Teacher’s Day and the upcoming anniversaries of the Gwangju Rebellion and Massacre, we discussed Yi Mun Yol’s brilliant Our Twisted Hero, which manages to pack a ton of political-allegorical punch into a slight novella obstensibly about boys in a classroom in rural Korea. http://www.ktlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/1205120515_charles.mp3 for…

Found on the web #21: Yi Mun-yol in Kindle and lecture, Daesan Foundation Grants

A COUPLE OF THINGS I FOUND INTERESTING 1) Daesan Foundation Grant-For-Translation Deadline: 31 May 2012 The DAESAN FOUNDATION, which promotes the “enrichment of Korean culture” and the “globalization of Korean culture,” supports the translation, research, and publication of Korean works to foster the globalization of Korean culture and to advance cultural exchange. The Foundation’s Translation…