January 8, 2018
An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro presents the viewpoint of an elderly artist Masuji Ono in postwar Japan. His wife and son have been killed in the war, and many young people blame their elders for leading the country into disaster. As Ono recalls his life during the peak of the Japanese […]
December 18, 2017
From the Korean Movie: 백두산 전편 (Mount Paektu – First part) The words in the film are from the North Korean poet Cho Ki-chon‘s epic poem Mt. Paektu written in 1947. The poem relates the (possibly exaggerated?) story of the guerilla fighter Kim Il sung in the 1937 Battle of Pochonbo against the Japanese. The poem […]

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