Monday, January 13, 2014

Free Korean Literature E-books

This will be a short post, but I wanted to let people know about this wonderful new source for free Korean literature e-books (short stories and novellas).  Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI) has just made available (for free) 20 works of Korean fiction.  The stories are by some of the giants of early modern Korean literature, including Yi Sang, Kim Nam-Cheon, and Chae Man-Sik.  The works span from the early 1920s to the late 1940s.  Many of these are very well done, new translations.

The titles can be found and downloaded here.

For the tech savvy among my readers, they have also put out an iphone app, which can be found on itunes.

As usual, our friend at KTLIT has a great piece up about it, which can be found at his site.

Lastly, I just wanted to mention an article in the Korea Times last week:
Korean literature sees opening for growth
The piece is a round table discussion about the current status and future of Korea literature.  The panelists included Charles from KTLIT and current Royal Asiatic Society-Korea Branch President Brother Anthony of Taize.   

Enjoy your free literature.