[Full Book] Modern Korean Fiction

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Publisher: Columbia University Press
Author: Bruce Fulton
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 387

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Modern Korean Fiction

Modern Korean Fiction by Bruce Fulton, Modern Korean Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Modern Korean Fiction books, 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.


[Full Book] Modern Korean Literature

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Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Author: Peter H. Lee
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 442

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Modern Korean Literature

Modern Korean Fiction by Peter H. Lee, Modern Korean Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Modern Korean Literature books, The history of Korea in the twentieth century has been a grim succession of oppressions, humiliations, and betrayals. Yet through it all, modern Korean writers have been able not only to find their own distinctive voices but to forge a national literature that speaks eloquently of the survival of the human spirit in times of crisis. This anthology includes the finest translations available of representative works in all the major genres, including poetry, fiction, essays, and drama. Readers will gain a clear sense of the development of twentieth-century Korean literature and a vivid impression of the resilience, strength, and tenacity of modern Korean writers.


[Full Book] A Ready Made Life

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Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Author: Chong-un Kim
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 200

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A Ready Made Life

Modern Korean Fiction by Chong-un Kim, A Ready Made Life Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Ready Made Life books, A Ready Made Life is the first volume of early modern Korean fiction to appear in English in the U.S. Written between 1921 and 1943, the sixteen stories are an excellent introduction to the riches of modern Korean fiction. They reveal a variety of settings, voices, styles, and thematic concerns, and the best of them, masterpieces written mainly in the mid-1930s, display an impressive artistic maturity. Included among these authors are Hwang Sun-won, modern Korea's greatest short story writer; Kim Tong-in, regarded by many as the author who best captures the essence of the Korean identity; Ch'ae Man-shik, a master of irony; Yi Sang, a prominent modernist; Kim Yu-jong, whose stories are marked by a unique blend of earthy humor and compassion; Yi Kwang-su and Kim Tong-ni, modernizers of the language of twentieth-century Korean fiction; and Yi Ki-yúng, Yi T'ae-jun, and Pak T'ae-won, three writers who migrated to North Korea shortly after Liberation in 1945 and whose works were subsequently banned in South Korea until democratization in the late 1980s. One way of reading the stories, all of which were written during the Japanese occupation, is that beneath their often oppressive and gloomy surface lies an anticolonial subtext. They can also be read as a collective record of a people whose life choices were severely restricted, not just by colonization, but by education (either too little or too much, as the title story shows) and by a highly structured society that had little tolerance for those who overstepped its boundaries. Life was unremittingly onerous for many Koreans during this period, whatever their social background. In the stories, educated city folk fare little better than farmers and laborers. A Ready-Made Life will provide scholars and students with crucial access to the literature of Korea's colonial period. A generous opening essay discusses the collection in the context of modern Korean literary history, and short introductions precede each story. Here is a richly diverse testament to a modern literature that is poised to assume a long overdue place in world literature.


[Full Book] Modern Korean Fiction

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Author: Sangsup Lee
Category : Authors, Korean
Languages : en
Pages : 57

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Modern Korean Fiction by Sangsup Lee, Modern Korean Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Modern Korean Fiction books,


[Full Book] The History Of Modern Korean Fiction 1890 1945

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Publisher: Lexington Books
Author: Young Min Kim
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 322

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The History Of Modern Korean Fiction 1890 1945

Modern Korean Fiction by Young Min Kim, The History Of Modern Korean Fiction 1890 1945 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The History Of Modern Korean Fiction 1890 1945 books, This book explores the history of modern Korean literature from a sociocultural perspective. Rather than focusing solely on specific authors and their works, Young Min Kim argues that the development of modern media, shifting conceptualizations of the author, and a growing mass readership fundamentally shaped the types of narratives that appeared at the turn of the twentieth century. In particular, Kim follows the trajectory of the sin sosŏl (new fiction) as it meshed with the new print and media culture to give rise to innovative and hybrid genres and literary styles. In doing so, he compellingly illuminates the relationship between literary systems and forms and underscores the necessity of re-locating literary texts in their sociohistorical contexts.


[Full Book] Routledge Handbook Of Modern Korean Literature

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Yoon Sun Yang
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 324

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Routledge Handbook Of Modern Korean Literature

Modern Korean Fiction by Yoon Sun Yang, Routledge Handbook Of Modern Korean Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Routledge Handbook Of Modern Korean Literature books, The Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature provides a comprehensive overview of a Korean literary tradition, which is understood as a multifaceted nexus of practices, both homegrown and transnational. The handbook discusses the perspectives from which modern Korean literature has thus far been defined, analyzing which voices have been enunciated, underappreciated, or completely silenced and how we can enrich our understanding of it. Taking up diverse transnational and interdisciplinary standpoints, this volume aims to encourage readers not to treat modern Korean literature as a self-evident category but to examine it anew as an uncultivated and uncharted space, unearthing its internal chasms and global connections. Divided into five parts, the themes covered include the following: Literature and power Borders and boundaries Rationality in literature and its limits Language, ethnicity, and translation Korean literature in the changing mediascape. By introducing new conceptual paradigms to the field of modern Korean literature, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Korean, East Asian, and world literature alike.


[Full Book] Questioning Minds

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Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 248

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Modern Korean Fiction by , Questioning Minds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Questioning Minds books, Available for the first time in English, the ten short stories by modern Korean women collected here touch in one way or another on issues related to gender and kinship politics. All of the protagonists are women who face personal crises or defining moments in their lives as gender-marked beings in a Confucian, patriarchal Korean society. Their personal dreams and values have been compromised by gender expectations or their own illusions about female existence. They are compelled to ask themselves "Who am I?" "Where am I going?" "What are my choices?" Each story bears colorful and compelling testimony to the life of the heroine. Some of the stories celebrate the central character’s breakaway from the patriarchal order; others expose sexual inequality and highlight the struggle for personal autonomy and dignity. Still others reveal the abrupt awakening to mid-life crises and the seasoned wisdom that comes with accepting the limits of old age. The stories are arranged in chronological order, from the earliest work by Korea’s first modern woman writer in 1917 to stories that appeared in 1995—approximately one from each decade. Most of the writers presented are recognized literary figures, but some are lesser-known voices. The introduction presents a historical overview of traditions of modern Korean women’s fiction, situating the selected writers and their stories in the larger context of Korean literature. Each story is accompanied by a biographical note on the author and a brief critical analysis. A selected bibliography is provided for further reading and research. Questioning Minds marks a departure from existing translations of Korean literature in terms of its objectives, content, and format. As such it will contribute to the growth of Korean studies, increasing the availability of material for teaching Korean literature in English, and stimulate readership of its writers beyond the confines of the peninsula.


[Full Book] The Red Room

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Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 216

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The Red Room

Modern Korean Fiction by , The Red Room Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Red Room books, Modern Korean fiction is to a large extent a literature of witness to the historic upheavals of twentieth-century Korea. Often inspired by their own experiences, contemporary writers continue to show us how individual Koreans have been traumatized by wartime violence—whether the uprooting of whole families from the ancestral home, life on the road as war refugees, or the violent deaths of loved ones. The Red Room brings together stories by three canonical Korean writers who examine trauma as a simple fact of life. In Pak Wan-so’s "In the Realm of the Buddha," trauma manifests itself as an undigested lump inside the narrator, a mass needing to be purged before it consumes her. The protagonist of O Chong-hui’s "Spirit on the Wind" suffers from an incomprehensible wanderlust—the result of trauma that has escaped her conscious memory. In the title story by Im Ch’or-u, trauma is recycled from torturer to victim when a teacher is arbitrarily detained by unnamed officials. Western readers may find these stories bleak, even chilling, yet they offer restorative truths when viewed in light of the suffering experienced by all victims of war and political violence regardless of place and time.


[Full Book] Die Vegetarierin

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Publisher: Aufbau Digital
Author: Han Kang
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 192

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Die Vegetarierin

Modern Korean Fiction by Han Kang, Die Vegetarierin Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Die Vegetarierin books, »Die Vegetarierin ist ein Meisterwerk.« Julia Encke, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung Ein seltsam verstörendes, hypnotisierendes Buch über eine Frau, die laut ihrem Ehemann an Durchschnittlichkeit kaum zu übertreffen ist – bis sie eines Tages beschließt, kein Fleisch mehr zu essen. »Bevor meine Frau zur Vegetarierin wurde, hielt ich sie für nichts Besonderes. Bei unserer ersten Begegnung fand ich sie nicht einmal attraktiv. Mittelgroß, ein Topfschnitt, irgendwo zwischen kurz und lang, gelbliche unreine Haut, Schlupflider und dominante Wangenknochen. So fühlte ich mich weder von ihr angezogen noch abgestoßen und sah daher keinen Grund, sie nicht zu heiraten.« Yong-Hye und ihr Ehemann sind ganz gewöhnliche Leute. Er geht beflissen seinem Bürojob nach und hegt keinerlei Ambitionen. Sie ist eine zwar leidenschaftslose, aber pflichtbewusste Hausfrau. Die angenehme Eintönigkeit ihrer Ehe wird jäh gefährdet, als Yeong-Hye beschließt, sich fortan ausschließlich vegetarisch zu ernähren und alle tierischen Produkte aus dem Haushalt entfernt. »Ich hatte einen Traum«, so ihre einzige Erklärung. Ein kleiner Akt der Unabhängigkeit, aber ein fataler, denn in einem Land wie Südkorea, in dem strenge soziale Normen herrschen, gilt der Vegetarismus als subversiv. Doch damit nicht genug. Bald nimmt Yeong-Hyes passive Rebellion immer groteskere Ausmaße an. Sie, die niemals gerne einen BH getragen hat, fängt an, sich in der Öffentlichkeit zu entblößen und von einem Leben als Pflanze zu träumen. Bis sich ihre gesamte Familie gegen sie wendet. »Han Kangs Roman ist von großer Schönheit und Kraft.« WDR 5 »Han Kangs Roman ist in jeder Hinsicht bigger than life.« Gregor Dotzauer, Der Tagesspiegel »Poetisch doch ganz sachlich, schnörkellos und mit traumwandlerischer Sicherheit.« Deutschlandradio Kultur »Han Kangs verstörendes Buch hat eine leise, revolutionäre Kraft.« Volker Weidermann, LITERATUR SPIEGEL


[Full Book] Gendered Landscapes

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Publisher: Cornell University - Cornell East Asia Series
Author: Yung-Hee Kim
Category : Korean fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 328

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Modern Korean Fiction by Yung-Hee Kim, Gendered Landscapes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gendered Landscapes books, Anthology of 9 short stories and novellas by Korean women writers published between 1935 and 1998. Stories depict Korean women's lives from the mid-1930s to the end of the twentieth century.


[Full Book] Trees On A Slope

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Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Author: Hwang Sun-wŏn
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 232

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Modern Korean Fiction by Hwang Sun-wŏn, Trees On A Slope Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Trees On A Slope books, Hwang Sun-won (1915–2000) is one of modern Korea’s masters of narrative prose. Trees on a Slope (1960) is his most accomplished novel—one of the few Korean novels to describe in detail the physical and psychological horrors of the Korean War. It is an assured, forceful depiction of three young soldiers in the South Korean army during the latter stages of the war: Hyŏnt’ae, the arrogant and overconfident squad leader; the stolid and dependable Yun-gu; and "the Poet" Tong-ho. The war affects the men in different ways. Before he can return home, Tong-ho takes his own life after shooting an officer and a prostitute. Hyŏn-t’ae, finding himself removed from situations of mortal danger, spends most of his time drinking; in the end he is arrested for abetting in the suicide of a young girl. Only Yun-gu is able to make the successful transition to postwar life. His ability to survive the encroachments of others, exploit limited resources, and capitalize on the lessons of harsh experience make him emblematic of Korea over the centuries. Trees on a Slope will introduce an English-reading audience to an important voice in modern Asian literature.