[KS] Death of Ch'a POm-sOk

Dr. Edward D. Rockstein ed4linda at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 12 14:41:15 EDT 2006

Brother Anthony's sad news brought me back to my Fulbright year in Korea (1967-1968) when I had the good fortune to meet and spend a little time with Ch'a POm-sOk.  I had translated his short play _SOng-nan Kigye_ the previous year studying with Bill Henthorn at Princeton, and, subsequently, I published a translation of another of his short plays in the Korea Journal. 
  While my fellowship was ostensibly to study modern Korean theater, I found myself most often in the company of poets rather than playwrights.  Ch'a sOnsaeng was the exception.  He was so down-to-earth, full of life, and not taken with himself that he was both approachable and memorable.  I will always remember him warmly and find it sad that the world has lost such a mensch.
  Ed Rockstein

Brother Anthony <ansonjae at sogang.ac.kr> wrote:
  Members of the list might want to know that the veteran playwright Cha Bum-suk died on June 6. An obituary 
can be seen in the Korea Times at http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/nation/200606/kt2006060718012410620.htm

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