Wangsimni, My Hometown: a Gangster (and a Filmmaker’s) Pledge of Devotion to Korea

By Colin Marshall This is one in a series of essays on important pieces of Korean cinema freely available on …

How Did Korea Get Fiction in the First Place?

By Charles Montgomery The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation, …

A Society of Screens: the Korea, and the World, Envisioned by Nam June Paik

 By Colin Marshall Video monitors started appearing on Seoul’s subway trains long before I arrived here. More video monitors — …

What Shaped Korean Translated Literature?  

By Charles Montgomery The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation, …

That’s Korean Entertainment: the Freakishly Fluent Foreigners of Non-Summit

By Colin Marshall “Whatever you do,” fellow foreigners here in Korea occasionally tell me, “don’t go on television.” Easy enough …

Where Is Korean Translated Literature?

By Charles Montgomery Over the next two months, the LARB Korea Blog will feature chapters from a draft of Charles …

Lost in Seoul, a New York Poet’s Memoir of Marrying into a Transforming Korea

By Colin Marshall Book-length first-person narratives by Westerners in Korea have so far come in two waves: one in the …