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A Most Ambiguous Sunday and Other Stories

Translated by: , , ,
Publisher: , 2013
Original title: 목신의 어떤 오후, 2008
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Considered an eccentric in the traditional Korean literary world, Jung Young-moon s short stories have nonetheless won numerous readers both in Korea and abroad, most often drawing comparisons to Kafka. Adopting strange, warped, unstable characters and drawing heavily on the literature of the absurd, Jung s stories nonetheless do not wallow in darkness, despair, or negativity. Instead, we find a world in which the bizarre and terrifying are often put to comic use, even in direst of situations, and point toward a sort of redemption to be found precisely in the weirdest and most unsettling parts of life . . .

Read a review by Tony Malone here. Entry on here.

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