January 25, 2021

KITAAB

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American pitches Korean literature abroad

1 min read

Charles Montgomery may have moved back to America, but he still finds himself within the Korean literature world.

After eight years in Korea, he moved to Oregon in early March, where he found that Korean literature had beaten him back there.

In one bookstore, he found over 30 copies of Han Kang’s “Vegetarian” on the shelf. He also spotted Shin Kyung-sook’s “Please Look After Mom” and “The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness,” and found that Kim Young-ha’s “I Have the Right to Destroy Myself” was out of stock.

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