Richard E. Kim Analysis


(Great Authors of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Hattori, Tomo. “Richard E. Kim.” In Reference Guide to American Literature, edited by Jim Kamp. 3d ed. Detroit: St. James Press, 1994. A description of Kim’s three major works of fiction published from 1964 to 1970, with some discussion of their themes and literary importance.

Lee, James Kyung-Jin. “Best-Selling Korean American: Revisiting Richard E. Kim.” Korean Culture, Spring, 1998, 30-39. A brief but informative survey of Kim’s life and writing career up to 1998, focusing particularly on the critical reception of Kim’s publications. Lee provides a relatively lengthy list of sources for further reading as well.

Masalski, Kathy Woods. “History as Literature, Literature as History: Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood, by Richard E. Kim.” Education About Asia 4, no. 2 (Fall, 1999): 1-10. Masalski approaches Kim’s work from the perspective of a history teacher. This interview focuses on Kim’s early life in Korea and how it relates to Lost Names.

Perkins, Barbara M. “Richard E. Kim.” In Contemporary Novelists, edited by James Vinson. 3d ed. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1982. Briefly evaluates Kim’s three major works. Perkins considers The Martyred to be his best.