THE AUTUMN blues, an unusually strong desire for food, clear blue skies,
crisp yet chilly air and falling leaves….These signs are a few of nature's gifts
that remind us that autumn has come. There is one more staple of fall to add to
this list - reading. Whether nestled inside a sunlit library or settle dunder a
scarlet maple tree, grabbing a book and reading is particularly delightful in
fall. Here are some books that Yonseians would like to recommend to their fellow
students. ?was the reading season!
Fresh., Area of Social Science
Only Once, My Life by Chang Young-hee is an
unforgettable book. Now a professor at Sogang University, Chang, a victim of
polio, writes about the small yet important things in life that we tend to miss.
Her profound stories persuade readers to look back and think about life. The
chapter about fathers actually affected me a lot in my relationship with my
father. Her book helped me better understand the physically challenged more and
chance to reflect upon
Sr., Dept. of Sociology
Patrick Suskind's Perfume is
my favorite book. I have read it three times. Suskind captures the instinct in
mankind to conceal one's inner emotions as well as desires, and elaborately
explores those innately human attributes. Furthermore, since I am interested in
perfumes, it was quite fascinating to read about the popular perfumes of the
17th and 18th century, how they were made, and how they should be used. The fact
that it is a piece of German literature also caught my eye as I major in German
Lang. and Lit. as well.
Faculty of the Central Library
Pyohaerok is a
historical document that was recorded in the 15th century by a Jeju Island
official, Choi Bu. He leaves the island by boat to attend his father's funeral,
but loses his way, landing instead on the southern province of China during the
Ming dynasty. He depicts the lifestyle and geography of China, from Southern
China to Beijing, while narrating his journey back home. This adventure will
give Yonseians a new perspective on 15th century China, which is uniquely
different from more popular documents by Western explorers.
Exchange student from UCLA
There are times when young people get stressed from their daily lives and
routines. For those of you going through a rough time, I would like to recommend
The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero. This self-help book is
for people who are looking for ways to improve their lives and deal with
emotions as well as stressful relationships. The book guides readers about ways
to confront emotional issues, particularly family issues.
Jr., Col. of Law
Korea's Serial Murders, written by a professor of Korea National Police
University, socially and psychologically analyzes crimes such as the serial
murders by Yoo Young-chul from 2003 to 2004. The book explains the childhoods,
behaviors, and dynamic traits of serial killers. Another book on criminology,
Hwaseong Isn't Over Yet was written by the police officer in charge of
investigating the serial murders at Hwaseong from 1986 to 1991. The author
points out the prevalent misconceptions of the incident spread by the media.
Prof., Dept. of Physics
I would like to recommend The Power of Positive Thinking written by Norman
Vincent Peale. I first read the book while I was serving in the military in
1965. Since then, I bought 23 more copies; I buy and read it each year and then
give each new copy to those around me. The author gives real life examples of
people who went through positive changes in life. These lessons influenced me
immensely, mostly by helping me form a positive attitude towards life and its
ups and downs.
|PHOTOGRAPHED BY KANG GWAN-MO, KIM HYE-JI, KIM