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Sok-kyong Kang

  • The campus was a sanctuary, a privileged land whose inhabitants had been given a reprieve. Because when they took just one step out into the world, the shields of outsiders lying in wait would stifle their youthful breath.

    • Sok-kyong Kang,
    • "A Room in the Woods," in Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton, trans., Words of Farewell: Stories by Korean Women Writers ()
  • When I thought about how much pain was spread about the world, I clearly realized that I had received my share of benevolence, and that according to the principle of distribution I was indebted to the world in return.

    • Sok-kyong Kang,
    • "A Room in the Woods," in Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton, trans., Words of Farewell: Stories by Korean Women Writers ()
  • The wings of youth are easily injured — indeed they are.

    • Sok-kyong Kang,
    • "A Room in the Woods," in Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton, trans., Words of Farewell: Stories by Korean Women Writers ()
  • ... the springtime of life isn't a chain; it's a pair of wings.

    • Sok-kyong Kang,
    • "A Room in the Woods," in Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton, trans., Words of Farewell: Stories by Korean Women Writers ()

Sok-kyong Kang, South Korean writer

(1951)