Contemporary Korean Literature in Translation: Background information when reading Love in the Big City

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Love in the Big City

by Sang Young Park

Love in the Big City by Sang Young Park X
Love in the Big City by Sang Young Park
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    Nov 2021, 240 pages

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    Nov 15, 2022, 256 pages

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Contemporary Korean Literature in Translation

This article relates to Love in the Big City

From Parasite to BTS to Squid Game, there's no shortage of brilliant Korean media and entertainment that has had international reach lately. Books are no exception, with Sang Young Park's Love in the Big City, translated into English by Anton Hur, being just one example. Here is a sampling of some other exciting novels that have been translated from Korean into English in recent years.

Covers of Korean books in translation

The Vegetarian, Human Acts and The White Book by Han Kang, all translated by Deborah Smith. One of the most notable South Korean novels of recent years is The Vegetarian, which got the attention of English-language readers when it won the International Booker in 2016. Two additional books by Han Kang, Human Acts and The White Book, were subsequently translated into English in Smith's characteristically gentle-yet-intense style. Each reckons in some way with grief, loss and the question of whether humans can truly live nonviolent lives.

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-joo, translated by ...

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