The Legacy of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

January 12, 2022 | 1 book mentioned

At The New York Times, Dan Saltzstein reflects on the legacy of Korean-American experimental artist and poet Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and how her artistic reputation has flourished after her early death. “It can also sometimes feel like Cha is grappling with her own mortality in Dictee,” Saltzstein writes, “in a hauntingly prescient line that might be autobiographical, she writes of struggling with how to move forward against ‘the onslaught of time,’ adding, ‘She says to herself if she were able to write she could continue to live.'”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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