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This anthology of short stories by some of modern Korea's best-known writers reflects a rich variety of style and content, but they all manifest a shared core experience of Korea's trajectory from an inward-looking feudal Confucian state to Japanese colony culminating in the Pacific War, to battleground for the Korean War which inflicted horrific civilian casualties and a scarred landscape while leaving in its wake a still festering legacy of fraternal hostility, to a modernizing society that is struggling with economic success and democratization. While the intensity of these experiences and the relatively short period of time over which they occurred permeate these stories, one is most struck by the resiliency and vitality of their strong characters. Suh Ji-moon, a leading authority on contemporary Korean literature, has, with thoughtful selections, fluid translations, and helpful annotations, given the English reader the rare opportunity to experience the world of twentieth-century Korea. Three stories have been added to the original edition and are presented here for the first time in English translation.

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A collection of 14 stories in the modernist style that did not evolve from earlier Korean traditions but was self-consciously developed in the early 20th century. Among them are the Seaman's Chant, My Idiot Uncle, His Father's Keeper, and the story that titles the book. No information is provided for the first edition other than that it was published sometime after 1972. Translated from Changma ow Han'guk tanp'yon sonjip. No scholarly paraphernalia except a short preface. Paper edition (unseen), $21.95.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765601384
Editor:
Ji-Moon Suh
Translator:
Ji-Moon Suh
Translator:
Ji-Moon Suh
Editor:
Ji-Moon Suh
Author:
Suh, Ji-moon
Author:
Ji-moon, Suh
Publisher:
M.E. Sharpe
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Short stories, korean
Subject:
Korea Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.22x5.96x.94 in. 1.29 lbs.

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