U.S. Soldiers in Korean Lit

Depictions of U.S. soldiers in Korean literature are often negative, says the Chosun Ilbo.

There were many works written after the war that depicted the dark atmosphere of the 1950s and 1960s in which children who should have been going to elementary school instead were working as U.S. military houseboys and pimps. Yet more works, despite featuring stories that take place is or around U.S. bases, stressed the social corruption that they claim forced us into such a situation.

Poems, novels, and short stories are examined in the article, reminding me how unfamiliar I am with Korean literature. Ideas for a good place to start are welcome.

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