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Book spurs rising above theological comfort zone

Evangelical Christians and reform-minded Protestants have reason to celebrate the recent publication of “Thinking the Think,” a book that critically engages their cherished beliefs and encourages th...

Updated : 2017.01.20 18:50

Korean novelist evokes horrors of Gwangju massacre

“Human Acts: A Novel” by Han Kang; Hogarth (224 pages, $22)In May of 1980, the South Korean government turned its guns on its own people, murdering hundreds in the city of Gwangju who had been prote...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:30

Audiobooks boom in digital, multitasking age

NEW YORK (AFP) -- Curling up with a paperback may be a forgotten luxury for many thanks to today’s busy lifestyles, but listening to a book on the go, while shopping or jogging, is fast becoming the ...

Updated : 2017.01.19 16:50

‘Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films’ Review -- Molly Haskell trains her keen eye on the director

“Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films” By Molly HaskellYale University Press (228 pages, $25)Film critics are not usually celebrated for their sense of charity. They’re not usually celebrated at all,...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:42

Korean edition of Playboy to be launched in June

US magazine “Playboy” will start issuing a Korean version from June, a South Korean magazine publisher said Tuesday.Playboy Enterprises, the owner of the magazine, has signed a contract with Korea’...

Updated : 2017.01.11 17:07

Korean poet Ko Un to be honored by Italy's Fondazione Roma

Poet Ko Un will receive an award from Italy-based Fondazione Roma, Changbi Publishers said Wednesday.According to the publisher, the poet was chosen as the recipient of the annual award presented to a...

Updated : 2017.01.11 15:30

Julia Baird's biography gives the English monarch a beating heart

“Victoria the Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire” by Julia Baird; Random House (696 pages, $35)Queen Victoria dominated an age and inspired a word, “Victorian,” to captu...

Updated : 2017.01.04 18:56

David Bowie interview collection shows man behind legend

Tributes lie beneath a mural of singer David Bowie by artist Jimmy C in Brixton, south London on Jan. 12, last year. (AP-Yonhap)“David Bowie: The Last Interview and Other Conversations” by David Bow...

Updated : 2017.01.04 18:54

Beloved bookstore opens after 14 years, but it isn’t the same

Standing six stories high at the center of downtown Seoul, Jongno Books was Korea’s first multilevel bookstore, established in 1907. It was a haven for writers and thinkers, offering not only Korean ...

Updated : 2016.12.28 17:16

Korea’s oldest bookstore to relaunch in Seoul

Korea’s oldest bookstore will be brought back to life 14 years after its closing, local publishers said Thursday.Jongno Books, more commonly known as Jongno Seojeok, will relaunch Friday at Seoul’s Jongno intersection, according to book publishing officials. Under a different mother comp...

Updated : 2016.12.22 17:55

Books for for the bookworm in your life

I‘m ready to give the book the nine-lives prize. How many times has it been ruled obsolete? And yet, people are buying and enjoying print books more than ever.I’ve used an e-reader on occasion, but ...

Updated : 2016.12.21 17:40

Marquette University adds to Tolkien collection

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marquette University is adding to its J.R.R. Tolkien Collection. The university says it has acquired a first edition, first printing of “The Hobbit.” The book is one of 1,500 such copies published in 1937. “The Hobbit” is recognized as a classic in children’s literat...

Updated : 2016.12.21 17:34

After techno and street art, Berlin tackles graphic novels

BERLIN (AFP) -- Better known for its electronic music and street art, Berlin is now also home to a budding graphic novel scene in a country that has treated illustrated stories as children‘s literatu...

Updated : 2016.12.19 17:52

Russian translation of 'Toji' released

 The first-ever Russian translation of "Toji (Land)" written by the late South Korean writer Park Kyung-ni was published in October, a cultural foundation revering Park said.   The Toji Cultural Foundation said on Friday the Russian version of the first volume of part one of "Toji" was ...

Updated : 2016.12.18 21:48

Phil Collins, pop star and self-deprecating dad, on his new memoir

“Not Dead Yet” (Crown Archetype, $28)Phil Collins is arching an eyebrow on the cover of his new memoir, as if to let you know he’s in on the joke. The book is called “Not Dead Yet,” a rather wry ...

Updated : 2016.12.14 23:56