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Hwang Sok-yong’s ‘At Dusk’ Exposes South Korea Through A Variety Of Lenses — NPR.org

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— by Gabino Iglesias: There has to be an equivalent of Americana in each country; art that digs deep into the culture and history of a place in a way that allows those who consume it to get a sense of what that country’s shifting zeitgeist is like.

With that in mind, Hwang Sok-yong’s At Dusk is a perfect slice of Koreana; a touching, somewhat depressive narrative full of nostalgia that shows the underbelly of a nation through the life of characters inhabiting society’s bottom rung…

July 21, 2019

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