Korean literature in French: 'No Matter Where You Are'
There is a new piece of literature being much read by French audiences these days: the full-length,...More
Kim Soo-hyeon-I No Alien to Success After Hit TV Soap
Kim Soo-hyeon-I is taking another step further in his career as an actor with his latest mega-hit ,...More
The crown jewel of Russia ballet, "La Bayadère", will be staged in Seoul next week to the delight of ballet fans.
The Korean National Ballet company will present "La Bayadère", a story of betrayal, revenge, forgiveness and love that unfolds in an ancient Hindu temple, at the Seoul Arts Center's Opera House from March 13 to March 16.
"La Bayadère", which means "Temple Dancer" in French, begins with a passionate romance between temple dancer Nikiya and the young warrior Solor. It eventually turns into a tragedy as the High Brahmin, who has fallen for Nikiya, and Gamzatthi, the ruler's daughter who is desperate to marry Solor, make plans to tear them apart. It is a rare spectacle that features 120 dancers wearing 200 ethnic costumes and performing in front of a beautiful setting...More
There is a new piece of literature being much read by French audiences these days: the full-length novel "No Matter Where You Are" (unofficial translation), penned by Lee Seung-u.
The novel was first published in French by Paris-based publisher Editions Zulma in 2012. Last year, the novel was also included in the prestigious Folio series, a collection of world-class literary works by Editions Gallimard, another leading French publisher.
With that inclusion, the writer has now become the first Korean to have two of his many works placed in the honorable series, the other being his 2000 novel "The Private Life of Plants"...More
2014/03/08 | | Permalink
...And now it would seem "Emergency Couple" has moved on to boilerplate romantic drama territory. There's not really much in the way of jokes anymore. The only particularly funny one this time around is a bit of simple wordplay. I actually really wanted to know more about that guy who was brought into the hospital. How many job-related accidents can a person in that profession have that necessitate going to the emergency room?
But no, the doctoring this time around is terribly casual, almost blase really...More
2014/03/08 | | Permalink
It's another typical day in the "She Gets Married Thrice" universe. More stony silent dinners contrasted with bright and cheerful ones. At least for the first few minutes. Then Eun-soo is tossed into crisis mode and, with more energy than I can ever remember her seeing to date, rushes to her daughter and demands an explanation for everything that's been going on in her ex-husband's household since the matter of child custody was resolved.
I like Tae-won's resigned reaction to the whole situation. He reacts to Eun-soo the same way that he used to react to his family. Just a resigned sort of acceptance of whatever she's saying...More
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