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Jo Jung-rae’s Taebaek Mountains to be translated

Jo Jung-rae
Jo Jung-rae

Fans of Im Kwon-taek’s Taebaek Mountains will be pleased to hear that soon you’ll be able to read an English translation of Jo Jung-rae’s epic novel on which it was based, 태백산맥. More details on the Knowledge Pen website. (Via KTLit). But it could take a while – it’s 10 volumes long.

The Korean version of The Taebaek Mountain Range by Jo Jung-rae
The Korean version of The Taebaek Mountain Range by Jo Jung-rae

4 thoughts on “Jo Jung-rae’s Taebaek Mountains to be translated

  1. Hello Philip,
    Thank you very much for sharing the news with Korean enthusiasts in the UK. My name is Natalia and I am representing an independent English publisher that is undertaking the translation and publishing of Jo Jung Rae’s work. If you would like to know more about the project, please let me know. I would be happy to share.

  2. Ah I am hoping to hear whether this translation is still going ahead, 11 years after the original announcement! Eagerly awaiting these volumes.

    1. I suspect this one has died a death: the website of the organisation that signed the contract with Jo Jung-rae for the translation is now offline. Even if the text gets translated (which I doubt) my guess is that it would be printed by a Korean press, not actively marketed, and only available to buy in Korea… I hope I’m just getting a bit jaded, because I’d love to read it.

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