Posts tagged “gypsy scholar”
October 30, 2009
Since early October, Horace Jeffrey Hodges—the “Gypsy Scholar”—has been putting out a series of posts about the characterization of smallpox as a “western” (or “Western”) disease in Hwang Sok-yong’s The Guest. The most recent of his articles on Hwang’s wordplay and his sense of what it means to be “traditionally, exclusively, and authentically Korean” is here, and his article about some potential translation issues in The Guest can be found here. Read more about the series—and Mr. Hwang’s books—within.