Minsoo Kang on Translating “The Story of Hong Gildong”

Newly available in an English translation, The Story of Hong Gildong encompasses a variety of tones and styles over the course of a relatively small number of pages. It’s a story that’s captivated readers in Korea for centuries–and, as translator Minsoo Kang neatly summarizes in his introduction, it’s also a work where the story of its origins is compelling in its own right. I talked with Kang about his process of translating the book, its effect on culture, and whether […]

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