Korean Literature Club: "The Descendants of Cain" by Hwang Sun-won (trans. Suh Ji-moon)

Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Destination(s): 
B1, North Terrace Cafe
Cost: 
Free
Tour Leader: 
Yonjoo Hong & Brother Anthony

"The Descendants of Cain" by Hwang Sun-won (translated by Suh Ji-moon)

Dear all,
 
In December, we will have read a medium-length novel by Hwang Sun-won. Despite Brother Anthony's opposition, I am putting my foot down. :`-) I promise to be more flexible next year! I just really need to finish this semester and this is a translation I must read. (Yes, so very selfish of me.)
 
As for how to acquire a copy of this book: the sensible option would be to get it in e-book form on Amazon, at around 14 US dollars. The paperback copies are available but hard to find (I believe they are out of print). The RAS office carries a few at 30,000KRW per copy, which will be on sale at the next RAS Lecture. Please go to www.raskb.com for a scheduling of upcoming lectures. You might also want to make sure the copies are in stock beforehand. Again, limited number of copies in stock.
 
If any of you have a translation of Korean literature that you want to suggest for our list next year, by all means, let me know. 
 
WHEN_7PM Wednesday, December 4
WHERE_Basement of North Terrace Cafe 
WHAT_The Descendants of Cain by Hwang Sun-won (translated by Suh Ji-moon) 
 
Stay warm,
Yonjoo 
 

The North Terrace Book Cafe is located at Yulgok-ro 10-gil, Jongno 1234, Jongno-gu, Seoul.  Go to Anguk Station on the Orange #3 Line.  Go out Exit 4 and do and immediate U-turn on the sidewalk.  Then take a right in front of the Japanese Cultural Center and walk towards Changdeok-gung, but on the opposite side of the main street (Yulgok-ro) from the palace.  Please note the below map.    

 

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