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Korean language and literature

  • 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...

  • Basic Koreanby Andrew Sangpil Byon

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 52.95

    Presenting twenty five individual grammar points in lively and realistic contexts, this clearly presented and user-friendly text is an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in one, easy to follow volume. more...

  • Categories and Caseby William O?Grady

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 180.00

    The principal objective of this book is to provide a unified treatment of morphological case in Korean. Focussing on the nominative, accusative and dative suffixes, the author seeks to show that each of these morphemes consistently encodes a corresponding combinatorial relation in the 'surface' form of sentences.In support of his analysis, the author... more...

  • Colloquial Koreanby Kim In-Seok

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 35.95

    First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Poetryby David McCann

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Eastern Sentimentsby T'aejun Yi; Janet Poole

    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...

  • First Person Sorrowfulby Ko Un; Brother Anthony of Taize; Lee Sang-Wha; Andrew Motion

    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...