Saturday, May 14, 2011

Please Look After Mom Praised

By CounterPunch's Charles R. Larson, Professor Emeritus of Literature at American University, saying Kyung-Sook Shin's "painfully disturbing novel is enough to chill every—yes, every—reader" — Korean Family Dynamics.

One left decidedly unchilled by "the story of a mother who goes missing in a busy subway station in Seoul while traveling with her husband from their home town to the city to celebrate their birthdays with their grown-up children" was Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, who denounced the novel for its "anti-city, anti-modernist, anti-feminist messages," reported on earlier here in this local news story — Korean novel gets world’s attention.

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