‘The Prisoner’, by Hwang Sok-Yong: NPR
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‘The Prisoner’, by Hwang Sok-Yong: NPR

The prisonerHwang Sok-yong’s extensive memoirs, incisively translated by Anton Hur and Sora Kim-Russell, vividly capture the literal and metaphorical imprisonment of a South Korean writer. Even the ascetic design of the cover poignantly evokes the…