Book Reviews

Park Min-gyu’s “Pavane for a Dead Princess”

Michel Foucault begins Les mots et les choses—his study of how the West has framed and constituted knowledge from the early modern period to the present day—with a discussion of Diego Velásquez’s…...

Fuminori Nakamura’s “Last Winter, We Parted”

“Do you really think that a person could murder someone, purely for the sake of art?” This is the question Fuminori Nakamura asks in his most recent novel, Last Winter, We Parted. A crime fiction…...

Lee Si-young’s “Patterns”

The language is often serene, and bound to nature.

February 2015

Black Spring

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After Batista’s dictatorship, Castro had the support of an entire people.

A Whim of the Gods

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Dump trucks from the Department of Public Works came for the bodies.


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In hindsight, it couldn't have happened anywhere but here.


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"You let Jews into your home? The people who killed your brother!"

Tell Me Where to Go

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Why hasn't anyone invented a country for those who don't belong anywhere?

A Human Act

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For very important murders, the consent of the commission is required.

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