By Peter H. Lee

ISBN-10: 0521828589

ISBN-13: 9780521828581

This entire narrative heritage of Korean literature offers crucial details for students and scholars in addition to others. Combining historical past and feedback, the examine displays the newest scholarship and comprises an account of the improvement of all genres. In 25 chapters, it covers twentieth-century poetry, fiction via girls, and the literature of North Korea. it is going to be an enormous contribution to the sector and a research that may stay for a few years the first source for learning Korean literature.

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Pak Sey˘ong (b. 1942). Contemporary woman writer of fiction. Pak Sij˘ong liv Glossary (b. 1960). Contemporary woman writer of poetry. Pak S˘ow˘on Pak-ssi ch˘on (Tale of Lady Pak). Anonymous traditional narrative tale in Korean set during the Manchu invasion. Lady Pak, the wife of Yi Sibaek, humiliates the invaders with Daoist magic. Pak Sunny˘o (b. 1928). Woman writer of fiction about the Korean War, national division, and the lifestyle of women in a school dormitory. (1909–86). Modernist writer of fiction including Pak T’aew˘on Ch’˘onby˘on p’unggy˘ong (Scenes on the riverside, 1936).

In the story Nanjangi ka ssoaollin chag˘un kong (Dwarf launches a little bowl, 1976) Cho analyzes, through many voices, the realities of labor and the hypocrisy of society as dislocated workers oscillate between their anguish and fantasies of flight. Story of a caretaker who falls in love with a magistrate’s “Chosin” daughter in a dream allegory in the Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms. This story shares the same motif with such Tang tales of wonder as “The Prefect of South Branch” and “The World Inside a Pillow” and, later, records of a dream journey.

Soldier and poet who wrote 68 sijo and 7 kasa. Pak Illo Pak Illyang (c. 1069). Kory˘o writer and putative compiler of Sui ch˘on (Tales of the extraordinary). (1926–56). Member of the Hubangi coterie and poet who Pak Inhwan wrote on spiritual anguish but was criticized for uncritical acceptance of Western poetry. Pak Ky˘ongni (b. 1927). Writer of short and long fiction known especially for her major work T’oji (Land) in 13 volumes (1993). Often praised for her insights into human nature and a vernacular rivaling that of Hong My˘ongh˘ui.

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