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Bae Suah

from Jul 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018

Bae Suah
  • Country: South Korea
  • Born: 1965
  • Latest publication: Snake and Water, Seoul 2017

“Several times already now, she’d had the idea of visiting the houses she’d left behind. Grasshoppers spring up around her feet, transparent carapaces propelled into the air as she crosses the dirt yard and approaches the cement buildings, their desiccated structures hard and dry as stale bread, and riddled with holes. She peers through the window into the ground-floor flat, where a naked bulb casts a cold, orange light.” From: Recitation, translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith

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