Korean Writer Hwang Sok-yong

Thereโ€™s an emotional stoicism to Hwangโ€™s characters that might be misconstrued as flatness, but should be perceived as an idiosyncrasy of the authorโ€™s prose. The lives Hwang depicts are not easy ones, and could have been twisted into distasteful melodramas. The pain and suffering that Bari, Woohee, Minwoo, and the two brothers experience is more powerful for being muffled, filtered, as if their spirits and … Continue reading Korean Writer Hwang Sok-yong