Colorful Crime: In Black and White by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

A murder mystery in which the author of a crime story gets caught up in a real-life crime. This is a fun and, for many readers, not entirely foreign premise. In Black and White, which was written in 1928 by the famous author Jun’ichirō Tanizaki but only published in English translation for the first time last … More Colorful Crime: In Black and White by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

Get (Sucked) In: The Hole by Hye-young Pyun

Kafka’s Metamorphosis has in part occupied such a terrifying place in the modern imagination because Gregor Samsa’s awakening in the body of a “monstrous insect” involves the change of both his appearance and perceived usefulness. The idea that a person could simply wake up one day, look different, be considered less relevant to society and therefore … More Get (Sucked) In: The Hole by Hye-young Pyun