A Reading and Conversation with Jung Young Moon
Wednesday, October 16, 2019,
Venue: Eugene McDermott Library (MC)
The Center for Translation Studies presents A Reading and Conversation with Jung Young Moon in McDermott Library's Special Collections on the 3rd floor (MC 3.504). Jung Young Moon, is an award-winning Korean writer and translator. A graduate of Seoul National University with a degree in psychology, Jung is also an alum of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. He has been a resident at the 100 West Corsicana Artists’ & Writers’ Residency in Texas, which inspired his novel Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River published by Deep Vellum. About the Book: In his inimitable, recursive, meditative style that reads like a comedic zen koan but contains universes, Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River recounts Korean cult writer’s Jung Young Moon’s time spent at an artist’s and writer’s residency in small-town Texas. In an attempt to understand what a “true Texan should know,” the author reflects on his outsider experiences in this most unique of places, learning to two-step, musing on cowboy hats and cowboy churches, blending his observations with a meditative rumination on the history of Texas and the events that shaped the state, from the first settlers to Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald.
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