Modern Korean Fiction

Modern Korean Fiction

by Bruce Fulton
     
 

To represent the past century of Korean fiction, this definitive collection extends beyond familiar writers, challenges cultural norms, and crosses political borders. By inlcuding stories from neglected female, North Korean, and wolbuk writers (those who migrated to the North after 1945 and whose works were widely banned in South Korea) and by bringing politically

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To represent the past century of Korean fiction, this definitive collection extends beyond familiar writers, challenges cultural norms, and crosses political borders. By inlcuding stories from neglected female, North Korean, and wolbuk writers (those who migrated to the North after 1945 and whose works were widely banned in South Korea) and by bringing politically engaged works together with experimental ones, this anthology articulates the ruptures and resolutions that have makred the peninsula.

From sketches of desperate peasants in straitened circumstances to fast-moving, visceral tales of contemporary South Korea, the works in this collection bear witness to the dramatic transformations and events in twentieth-century Korean history, including Japanese colonial rule, civil war, and economic modernization in the South. The writers explore these developments through a variety of literary and political lenses, revealing wtih precision and poignancy their impact on Korean society and the lives of ordinary Koreans. This anthology includes an introduction, which synthesizes the key developments in modern Korean literature, and a comprehensive bibliography of Korean fiction in translation.

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ISBN-13:
9780231135122
Publisher:
Columbia University
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
1.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction1 Hyon Chingon, A Lucky Day2 Kim Tongin, Potatoes3 Yi T'aejun, Crows4 Kim Tongni, The Shaman Painting5 Kim Yujong, The White Rabbit6 Yi Sang, Wings7 Yi Hyosok, When the Buckwheat Blooms8 Ch'ae Manshik, My Innocent Uncle9 Ch'oe Chonghui, The Ritual at the Well10 Hwang Sunwon, Coarse Sand11 Yi Hoch'ol, Far from Home12 Kim Sungok, Seoul: 1964, Winter13 Ch'oe Inho, Another Man's Room14 Kim Pukhyang, The Son15 Cho Sehui, Knifeblade16 Ch'oe Illam, Ballad17 Yi Ch'ongjun, Footprints in the Snow18 Yi Munyol, The Old Hatter19 Pak Wanso, Mother's Hitching Post20 O Chonghui, Wayfarer21 Ch'oe Yun, The Gray Snowman22 Kim Yongha, LizardSuggestions for Further ReadingBibliography

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