Cross–Cultural Korea

On Kim Young-ha and his Novels: The Darkened Worlds and Reflections of the Expressed as Hidden “Truth”

Boris Škvorc

Research Article
Accepted: Jan 12, 2021

This article is based on the Foreword to the translation of the novel I Have Right to Kill Myself. It is focused on the notes about above mentioned novel, but also discusses the contemporary Korean novels, the opus of Kim Young Ha, and the place of this novelist and his work in contemporary world literature. It also provides some insight in cross cultural ties between tradition of what is called “western canon” and East Asian adaptation of the genre of novel, as developed in Modernism and Post-modern “condition” of Anthropocene.

Korean Literature, Cross-Cultural Studies, Korean Novel, Translation