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The Age of Doubt

February 5 - 26, 2024, Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (four sessions)


A translated collection of short stories from one of Korea’s most renowned writers, Pak Kyongni, Age of Doubt explores the postwar Korea of the 50s and 60s. A time of chaos, uncertainty, poverty, and existential doubt, postwar Korea is a far cry from the sleek and modern Korea that is today hailed as the birthplace of Kpop.

Each of the seven stories is translated by a different translator, giving us seven different interpretations in one book. In this Delve, we will not only discuss the stories themselves and their historical context but also the differences in translations and the challenges that the act of translation presents.

First Assignment

Before the first class, please read the first two stories in Age of Doubt

The Age of Doubt by Pak Kyongni

Access Program
We want our classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers class registrations at a reduced rate.
Please apply here for access rate tuition. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you have questions.

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Hannah Kim

Hannah Kim is currently studying Korean-English interpretation at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. She has a masters degree in Korean Studies from Yonsei University and her research interests include gender and literature translation.
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