Category: FICTION

Twofold Song

Description: From one of Korea’s most distinguished authors in the modern era comes “Twofold Song,” the story of a couple who ceaselessly try and express their love artistically in author Yi Mun-yul’s poetic short story. Sublime and resplendent with rich…

Chinatown

Description: Korea was an arduous and painstaking place to live in after the nation’s civil war. Incheon, one of the war’s most famous backdrops, provides the setting for “Chinatown,” the story of life in one of the ubiquitous shantytown areas…

Tower of Ants

Description: Prize-winning author Choe In-ho paints a dizzying portrait of what living in a modern, self-centered society entails in his breakthrough short story “Tower of Ants.” The plot centers around a young man who is going nowhere in his 9-5…

A Walk in the Mountains

Description: An apathetic husband and a wife’s slow awakening to a harsh reality share center stage in So Young- en’s fascinating short story “A Walk in the Mountains.” Partly a post-modern detective story of a wife trying to find the…

Seoul 1964 Winter

Description: Although urban centers are the manifestation of humans, they are also man’s self-imposed curse, because cities are the root of all alienation in modern society. A touching tale of estrangement from the human swarm, “Seoul-1964-Winter” tells the emotional story…

Weathered Blossom

Description: A timeless tale of one person’s love, Weathered Blossom is also the story of the essence of love as well as its ability to uplift us in our time of need. Through one older women’s examination of the earthly…

The Snowy Road

Description: A poignant, radiant tale of a mother’s ceaseless devotion to her son, “The Snowy Road” is the story of a family that loses everything due to one son’s abuse of alcohol. This tragedy does not shake the mother’s resolve…