Can literature be next 'hallyu' hit? 2011/09/09, Source,
After prominent novelist Shin Kyung-sook rose to international fame with her landmark book "Please Look After Mom", global interest in Korean literature began to grow.
Shin said that Korean literature seems fresh to readers in other countries and its status is bigger than Koreans think. "They seem to be looking for an alternative in humanity and community spirit, which is richly expressed in Korean literature", she said in a recent press conference,...More
Short stories leave strong imagery 2011/09/02, Source,
A scene from "Kalguksu (Knife Marks)" by Kim Ae-ran / Courtesy of 12th Tongue Theatre Studio
By Kwon Mee-yoo
At a long table, two pairs of spoons and chopsticks are set on a table mat as if prepared for a meal onstage. Two actresses come out, sit at the table and start to read the short story "Kaljaguk (Knife Marks)" written by Kim Ae-ran,...More
[REVIEW] TV series "Three Brothers" - Final episode 2010/06/16, Source, "Three Brothers" - Final episode (KBS2 TV, 7:55 PM)
The final episode of "Three Brothers" would make a good example of a collection of all the cliches that could be seen in the finale of a family drama. It being a show that focused on characters' conflicts throughout its 70-episode run, the drama poured out cheesy, conventional solutions as it rushed to work out all the problems; trashy mother-in-law Gwa-ja (played by Lee Hyo-choon) threw herself into doing community service, as if she had to do more to be forgiven than just reconciling with her family; while Soon-kyung (played by Park In-hwan), who had been feeling helpless since retiring from work, restored his authority as the man of the house by setting up a counseling office to help ex-convicts adjust to society; Gun-gang (played by Ahn Nae-sang) helped Chung-nam (played by Do Ji-won) achieve her belated dream of going to college,...More
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