Jimin Han and Yoojin Grace Wuertz read and discuss their new novels, which interrogate Korean politics of the 1970s and 80s.
The frustrations and aspirations of the most famous outlaw from Korean pre-modern literature echo a story of modern Korea.
‘All the bitter things, one by one, in a rush, / She wants to swallow. Clothed in blueblack scales in a forest of iodine-colored seaweeds, / She wants to be chased by a shark.’
I should have pinned you / to that wall, but you have walked already / out of that drawn-on door.
An interview with writer and former editor-in-chief of Missbehave magazine Mary H.K. Choi
“I logged onto the Internet and searched for others like me. I never found them, but I invited them over to my hotel room anyway.”