Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Marriage Proposal and the Mysterious Rescuer – Mujŏng (The Heartless), Part 3

This post will wrap up our look at Kwang-su Yi’s novella Mujŏng (The Heartless).  As the old woman and Hyŏng-sik race to P’yŏngyang  to stop Yŏng-ch’ae from committing suicide, Hyŏng-sik remember how he was nearly raped by a group of … Continue reading

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A Video Book Reading of The Haunting at Ice Pine Peak

Since I was all dressed up for the holiday, I decided to record a few videos of me reading my award winning novel, The Haunting at Ice Pine Peak.  These are the first videos I’ve ever made, so my apologies … Continue reading

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Under the Influence of the Cinnamon Moon Flower – Mujŏng (The Heartless), Part 2

As we continue our look at the Korean novella Mujŏng by Kwang-su Yi, we flash back to Yŏng-ch’ae’s painful situation after selling herself at age 13 to become a kisaeng (Korean geisha).  This part is very ugly and brutal, and … Continue reading

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A Kisaeng from P’yŏngyang Disrupts a School – Mujŏng (The Heartless), Part 1

For my final series of 2016, I want to cover another East Asian classic, this time Korea’s Mujŏng (The Heartless), a novella written by Kwang-su Yi. Mujŏng was serialized in 1917, and it runs about 270 pages. You can purchase … Continue reading

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Join My Sobs to the Fading Toll of the Bell – Tale of Genji, Part 6

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for since the beginning of the year, the final post in my series on The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shibiku.  If you’ve made it here with me and read all 1,200 … Continue reading

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Reactions in the Man-Malo Chatroom and the Murderer Revealed – The Snow White Murder Case, Part 3

Let’s finish our series on Kanae Minato’s The Snow White Murder Case (湊かなえの「白ゆき姫殺人事件」) and end it with a bang.  Picking up where we left off with chapter 4 “Local Residents,” journalist Akahoshi continues to interview about six or more people … Continue reading

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