The other day I posted an excerpt of Nelson Algren's story about Busan in the late '50s or early '60s, and briefly mentioned James Wade's review of Algren's book published in One Man's Korea. Here it is, along with another offering about Busan (which both parodies and refers to Algren) from Wade's Scouting the City column (which was published in the Korea Times in the 1960s and 1970s under the pseudonym Alf Racketts).
Haeundae has changed quite a bit since then. (It's also changed quite a bit since I first visited in 2001.) I'll post some of Wade's other columns in the future, especially those where he criticizes western portrayals of Korea and Koreans.