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The Moving Fortress

Translated by: ,
Publisher: , 2015
Original title: 움직이는 성, 1972
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Hwang Sunwon’s The Moving Fortress (1972) is a panorama of Korea and Koreans coming to terms with the confrontation of tradition with modernity. Contemporary events, such as the demolition of a squatter neighborhood, as well as flashbacks to the Korean War, help to set the social and historical context of the novel.

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

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