The Library collects reviews of translated Korean titles in various languages and makes them available online.

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    How the Lonely Coexist: Sunday Philosophy by Jo Kyung Ran

    Republic of Korea
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    OCT 27 2014

    Sunday Philosophy, Jo Kyung Ran’s sixth collection of short stories, delves into the meaning of an individual’s existence and the problems of communication. Beginning with her first novel, French Optical, Jo has experimented with diverse approaches to unraveling the nature of alienation in...

    • Book Review
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    Constructing Dreams: Pristine Home by Jeong Chan

    Republic of Korea
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    OCT 27 2014

    Pristine Home is a collection of eight short stories by Jeong Chan, a novelist who has been writing for 30 years and has written more than 10 novels and books. For a long time, Jeong has been pondering over the issue of how to deal with the problems of reality in the literary genre called...

    • Book Review
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    I’m a Ghost: Pretending Not to Know by An Boyun

    Republic of Korea
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    OCT 27 2014

    A 20-year-old man smashes his mother’s head with a bowling ball, killing her in his own home. What happened to In-geun, who grew up with the label “gifted,” who used to act haughtily, who was raised by a father who worked as an honest accountant and a mother who was immaculate and tidy?...

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    A Classic Work Reviving History: The House with the Sunken Courtyard by Kim Won Il

    Republic of Korea
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    NOV 09 2014

    The House with the Sunken Courtyard by Kim Won Il, published in 2009 by the China Social Sciences Press, is a work that deftly reveals the social realities of Korea in the wake of the Korean War, providing readers with an opportunity to learn about the history and realities of Korea. The wounds...

    • Book Review
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    The Literary World of Ha Kun-ch'an

    Republic of Korea
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    Autumn, 1995
    • Book Review
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    Yi Mun-yol : A Writer of Weighty Themes and Lofty Expressions

    Republic of Korea
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    Winter, 1995
    • Book Review
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    A Fear of Idols: The Work of Choi In-hoon

    Republic of Korea
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    Spring, 1996
    • Book Review
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    Park Wan-suh: Psychological Trauma and a Nonconformist's Spirit

    Republic of Korea
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    Summer, 1996
    • Book Review
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    Kim Seung-ok: In Search of Confirmation

    Republic of Korea
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    Autumn, 1996
    • Book Review
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    The Last Poet of a Farming Village: Lee Mun-ku

    Republic of Korea
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    Winter, 1996

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