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Life on the Edge of the DMZ

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Publisher: , 2008.
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Publisher’s description:

The author’s celebrated quest to capture today’s built and natural environment and way of life along the DMZ, separating the two Koreas, is both a stunning literary and photographic achievement. Supported by 150 colour photographs, the book by one of Korea’s renowned photographers takes the reader from Chulwon in the east to Kosung in the west.

LKL says:

The book is dense with allusions, hard for any but a devotee of Korean studies to understand in full, contentious and sometimes overly philosophical. And yet it’s been by my bedside for months now, and I’m reluctant to give up on it, happy every now again to become a prisoner of its pensive fog.

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Read our review of this book here. Entry on Goodreads.com here.

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