Yi Cheong-jun (이청준)

Han Kang says she’s “amazing”. Deborah Levy says she’s “obviously a genius”. And now, congratulations to Deborah Smith for winning The Arts Foundation Literary Translation Award 2016. According to the TLS blog, the award comes with a £10,000 bursary which Deborah plans to use “to fund research into the Korean author Yi Chong-jun” (Your Paradise, […]


I’m six pages in to Seopyeonje, and already I’m crying

by Philip Gowman 30 November 2011
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By contrast to the glacial pace of T’oji, I’m six pages in to Yi Cheong-jun’s Seopyeonje (http://t.co/Z32AGY0p | US: http://t.co/tjQBtaAD) and already I’m crying. Keywords: Authors: Yi Cheong-jun (이청준)

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Yi Chong-jun: Your paradise

by Philip Gowman 17 February 2006
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(Green Integer, 2004) A puzzling story about the struggles of successive managers of a leper colony to improve the lot of the lepers. I think the Complete Review shares my puzzlement. One of the best-selling novels of 20th Century Korean literature, originally published in 1976. Keywords: Authors: Yi Cheong-jun (이청준) Places: Goheung-gun Other tags: Leprosy

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