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  • Dirty Koreanby Haewon Geebi Baek

    Ulysses Press 2010; US$ 10.00

    GET D!RTY Next time you're traveling or just chattin' in Korean with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including: •Cool slang •Funny insults •Explicit sex terms •Raw swear words Dirty Korean teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of... more...

  • Korean: A Comprehensive Grammarby Jaehoon Yeon; Lucien Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 75.95

    First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Azaleasby Kim Sowol; David McCann

    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...

  • Early Korean Literatureby David McCann

    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...

  • Literature and Film in Cold War South Koreaby Theodore Hughes

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • Who Ate Up All the Shinga?by Yu Young-nan; Stephen Epstein; Wan-suh Park

    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...

  • Verbale Aspektualität im Koreanischen und im Deutschenby Kang-Ho Lie

    De Gruyter 1991; US$ 133.00

    Verbale Aspektualit T Im Koreanischen Und Im Deutschen: Mit Besonderer Ber Cksichtigung Der Aspektuellen Verbalperiphrasen (Linguistische Arbeiten) more...

  • Periplus Pocket Korean Dictionaryby Seong-Chul Shin; Gene Baik

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 6.95

    The Periplus Pocket Dictionary Series has been compiled by academics and translators experienced with the needs of beginners. These are the ideal dictionaries for students and travelers, covering all the words needed for everyday situations and travel basics without confusing abbreviations or dictionary terminology. Each handy, pocket-sized volume... more...

  • Crisis of Gender and the Nation in Korean Literature and Cinemaby Kelly Y. Jeong

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 74.99

    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...

  • The Korean Languageby Jae Jung Song

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Suitable for students of all levels, this book provides a general description of the Korean language by highlighting important structural aspects whilst keeping technical details to a minimum. By examining the Korean language in its geographical, historical, social and cultural context the reader is able to gain a good understanding of its speakers... more...