Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, vol. 1 (2007)



David R. McCann

Editor’s Note, 7

Writer in Focus : Kim Young-ha

Kim Young-ha

This Tree of Yours, 9

Dafna Zur

Interview with Kim Young-ha 27

Kim Young-ha

Their Last Visitor, 31

My Brother’s Back, 37


Sung Suk-je

First Love, 61

Yoon Sung-Hee

To Bury a Treasure Map at the U-turn, 81

Yun Dae Nyeong

The Silver Trout Fishing Network, 113

Kim Jung-Hyuk

Inuk the Inventor, 137

Ha Seong-nan

Blooms of Mold, 171

Park Min-gyu

Raccoon World, 193

Kim Aeran

Run, Dad!, 227

Lee Hye-kyung

Between Us and the Rest, 257

Feature : Another Perspective

Hwang Sunwŏn

Cranes, 305

David R. McCann

On Hwang Sunwŏn’s “Cranes,” 313

Lee Chang-dong

The Dreaming Beast, 317

Heinz Insu Fenkl

On the Narratography of Lee Chang-dong: A Long Translator’s Note, 339


Kim Hyesoon

Boiling, Two Pages of Tongue, Spring Rain, A Hundred-Year-Old Fox, Water Spider’s House, 97

Hwang Jiwoo

Contour Lines of the Rain 1,

The Greeting 2, A Flash,

My Lotus Pond, My Sanatorium,

Stone Buddha Leaning Against a Wall in the Subway, 105

Huh Su-gyung

Evening Soaks Us and, That Time,

Yŏngbyŏn, Leaves of Reed, Sound of Trees Swaying,

Thus Laughing Days Continued, 159

Lee Si-Young

A Dried Fish, Parallel, Distance,

Risky Abode, Evening Hours, 167

Kim Seung-Hui

A Parcel of Eggs, Santa Cello, Blue 5 Amazing Grace,

The Rainbow’s Promise, Pots Banging, 215

Lee Moon-jae

Between Heaven and Earth, Joke,

Heart, Poet and Farmer, 223

Hwang In-sook

I Wish to Be Born as a Cat, Pink Bird,

Drowsiness, Regret, The Birds Set the Sky Free, 277

Kim Chiha

There Will Be No Return, Fig, At Haech’ang,

Fifty Simultaneous Pecking from Inside and Out, 283

Ko Un

Ŏnnyŏn in Siberia, Hallelujah,

Yi Jŏng-yi’s Family, DDT, Kwŏn Jin-gyu, 295

Chonggi Mah

The Fall of Paterson, Calling Names,

Alaska Psalm 1, 4, and 5, 357

Song Ch’an-ho

An old tale taken from a trunk, Camellia,

Camellia opening wide, Orchard with a hedge of bitter orange trees,

Camellias falling, 365

Book Review

Ronald Suleski

The Guest by Hwang Sok-yong, 289


Mickey Hong

Peter H. Lee: Fifty Years with Korean Literature in America, 371

Korea from the Outside

Orhan Pamuk

First Impressions, 391

Robert Pinsky

Peace, Poetry, and Negation, 395

Images Index, 406

Notes on Contributors, 408