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- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 50.00
This is a comprehensive narrative history of Korean literature. Combining both history and criticism, the study reflects the latest scholarship and offers a systematic account of the development of all genres. This is a major contribution which will stand for many years as the primary resource for studying Korean literature. more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 54.99
Korean writers and filmmakers crossed literary and visual cultures in multilayered ways under Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945). Taking advantage of new modes and media that emerged in the early twentieth century, these artists sought subtle strategies for representing the realities of colonialism and global modernity. Theodore Hughes begins by unpacking... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2012; US$ 13.11
Ko Un has long been a living legend in Korea, both as a poet and as a person. Allen Ginsberg once wrote, 'Ko Un is a magnificent poet, combination of Buddhist cognoscente, passionate political libertarian, and naturalist historian.' When a writer has published as much as Ko Un has in the course of more than fifty years of writing, it is hard to know... more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 54.99
This book is about the changing constructs of modernity, masculinity, and gender relations and discourses in Korean literature and cinema during the crucial decades of the colonial and postcolonial era, from the 1920s to the 1960s, which have an enduring and wide-ranging impact on Korea's cultural experiences of the past century. more...
- Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 24.99
Available for the first time in English, Azaleas is a captivating collection of poems by a master of the early Korean modernist style. Published in 1925, Azaleas is the only collection Kim Sowol (1902-1934) produced during his brief life, yet he remains one of Korea's most beloved and well-known poets. His work is a delightful and sophisticated... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99
Preeminent scholar and translator David R. McCann presents an anthology of his own translations of works ranging across the major genres and authors of Korean writing?stories, legends, poems, historical vignettes, and other works?and a set of critical essays on major themes. A brief history of traditional Korean literature orients the reader to the... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 25.99
Park Wan-suh is a best-selling and award-winning writer whose work has been widely translated and published throughout the world. Who Ate Up All the Shinga? is an extraordinary account of her experiences growing up during the Japanese occupation of Korea and the Korean War, a time of great oppression, deprivation, and social and political instability.... more...
- Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 29.99
Korea?s modern poetry is filled with many different voices and styles, subjects and views, moves and countermoves, yet it still remains relatively unknown outside of Korea itself. This is in part because the Korean language, a rich medium for poetry, has been ranked among the most difficult for English speakers to learn. The Columbia Anthology of... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99
The Confucian gentleman scholars of the Choson dynasty (1392-1910) often published short anecdotes exemplifying their values and aesthetic concerns. In modern Seoul one scholar in particular would excel at adapting this style to a contemporary readership: Yi T'aejun. Yi T'aejun was a prolific and influential writer of colonial Korea and an acknowledged... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 198.00
The sixth book in Kegan Paul International's "Korean Culture Series", this volume contains thirty stories that have been selected on the basis of historical interest and literary worth, each representing a monumental moment in the history of Korean Literature. The ten stories in the first part share the common theme of the Korean experience of the... more...