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Two Stories From Korea: The Wounded & The Abject

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Translated by: ,
Publisher: , 2015.
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“The Abject” (1985, literally, Worm Story) was originally published in 1985, and was adapted for the screen in 2007 by Lee Chang-dong as Secret Sunshine starring Jeon Do-yeon and Song Kang-ho. “The Wounded” (1966) is a compelling first-person narrative about two brothers one a doctor, the other a painter – marred by trauma. The older brother, haunted by a war trauma that resurfaces when one of his patients unexpectedly dies during a routine operation, starts writing a novel set during the Korean War.

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