Where to Start Reading Translated Korean Literature

By Charles Montgomery Because I write a website on Korean literature in translation, people often email me with questions (often …

Seopyeonje: How a Surprise Art-House Megahit Showed Korea its Own Forgotten Culture

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

The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation: Literature as Japanese Colonialism Fell

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

Blade Runner 2049 and Los Angeles’ Korean Future

By Colin Marshall “LOS ANGELES NOVEMBER, 2019.” So, with that stark title card, begins the film that presented the most …

The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation: Literature Under the Japanese Occupation

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

Plastic Surgery, Pressure to Succeed, and Presidential Turmoil: Selections from the LARB Korea Blog’s First Year

By Colin Marshall I started writing the Los Angeles Review of Books Korea Blog on December 4th of last year, …

Enlightenment Fiction and the Birth of the “Modern” Korean Novel

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