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Buja’s Diary

Author:
Translated by:
Publisher: , 2005
Original title: 부자의 그림일기, 2001
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From Korea comes a collection of incisive observant short stories by a leading artist. Reading these thirteen exceptional stories is an experience similar to appreciating a touching poem or watching a series of stills from a silent movie. Combining the traits of different artistic genres, O has indeed created his own world of comic art. While eloquently presenting a universal human experience, O also brings a delightful and exotic insight into Korean society. Whereas Manhwa (Korean comics) can be much more than we expect.

Source: publisher’s website

(Published in translation in 2005 to mark Korea’s presence as guest of honour in the Frankfurt Book Fair)

Entry on Goodreads.com here.

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