The short story has been the genre of choice for writers of literary fiction in modern Korea and it continues to thrive in the new millennium. Waxen Wings: The Acta Koreana Anthology of Short Fiction from Korea offers a diverse sampling from a century of modern Korean short fiction, beginning with stories from two early masters (Yi Hyosŏk and Ch'ae Manshik) and ending with works by four of the most imaginative contemporary writers (Kim Yŏngha, Ha Sŏngnan, P'yŏn Hyeyŏng, and Kim Chunghyŏk). In between are the two writers who are primarily responsible for the visibility enjoyed by Korean women fiction writers today (O Chŏnghŭi and Pak Wansŏ), and a writer, Kim Wŏnil, who has made it his lifework to address the territorial and spiritual division of the Korean peninsula. The title of the anthology, from Ha Sŏngnan's 1999 story, suggests the transcendental qualities of the finest Korean short fiction.
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