Monthly Archives: February 2016

Reality Has No More Substance Than The Lucent Dream –– Tale of Genji, Part 1

For the Literati Corner 2016, I’ve selected the mammoth Japanese classic novel, The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shibiku. I’m reading the 1976 translation by Edward G. Seidensticker; you can buy a copy here: http://www.amazon.com/Genji-Everymans-Library-Classics-Contemporary/dp/0679417389/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1450032933&sr=8-2 Of course, readers can use … Continue reading

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Dishcloth Enchantment – Suspicious Maids, Part 4

This time I’m going to wrap up our current series on Suspicious Maids by Jingyu Park (박진규의”수상한 식모들” ), but instead of doing the usual rundown of the plot, I will just select some details and images to highlight. It’s … Continue reading

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The Rodent Creature in the Test Tube – Suspicious Maids, Part 3

As we continue our look at Suspicious Maids, by Jingyu Park (박진규의”수상한 식모들” ), it’s becoming clearer that the story is very fragmented and doesn’t seem to have at this point any overarching storyline. It seems to flow from Kyeongho’s … Continue reading

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Bullies and a Fake Homepage – Suspicious Maids, Part 2

As we continue the novel we’re working on for this series, Suspicious Maids, by Jingyu Park (박진규의”수상한 식모들” ), I’m finding myself rather confused and wondering if we have wildly unreliable first person narrator. There were already signs even in … Continue reading

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