By Peter H. Lee
This complete narrative background of Korean literature offers crucial info for students and scholars in addition to others. Combining historical past and feedback, the learn displays the most recent scholarship and comprises an account of the improvement of all genres. In 25 chapters, it covers twentieth-century poetry, fiction by means of ladies, and the literature of North Korea. it will likely be a big 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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Graduate of the 1577 examination who scorned Im Che factious politics and led a retired life. Tradition says he composed a sijo when he visited the tomb of Hwang Chini to pay tribute to her memory. Im Ch’un (d. 1170). Writer of two pseudobiographies on wine and a square-holed coin. (Tale of Im Ho˘un). Anonymous traditional narrative Im Ho˘un ch˘on story in Korean. Im descends from heaven, learns military arts from a Daoist master, and marries six beauties, but an evil minister exiles him. Then the Manchus invade, and Im saves the son of heaven.
Rare reunion of a couple). Anonymous Ogw˘on chaehap kiy˘on traditional narrative ﬁction on love in 21 chapters in Korean; several editions exist. Oks˘on mong (Dream of H˘o K˘ot’ong). Anonymous traditional narrative ﬁction in Chinese that resembles Kuun mong (Dream of Nine Clouds) in plot. (d. 590). Kogury˘o general who, originally a foolish woodcutter, Ondal is said to have married a princess and rendered meritorious service to his country. Ong Kojip ch˘on (Tale of the miser Ong Kojip). A work in the p’ansori repertory now lost.
Pulmy˘ol u˘ i y˘oksa (Imperishable history) is a collection of tributes to his revolutionary struggle for Korea’s independence by different writers. (1707–72). Author of the narrative kasa, Iltong changyu Kim Ingy˘om ka (Song of a grand trip to Japan, 1764). (d. 859). Silla national who passed the Tang examination Kim Kagi for foreigners and spent his life in China as a Daoist recluse. Kim Kijin (1903–85). Translated the debate between Henri Barbusse (1874–1935) and Romain Rolland (1866–1944) and proposed that literature should not be used as a vehicle of politics and that short narrative verse is the best form for proletarian poetry.
A history of Korean literature by Peter H. Lee