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  • Lost SoulsHwang Sun-Won

    These captivating short stories portray three major periods in modern Korean history: the forces of colonial modernity during the late 1930s; the postcolonial struggle to rebuild society after four decades of oppression, emasculation, and cultural exile (1945 to 1950); and the attempt to...
  • The Descendants of CainSun-Won Hwang

    Hwang Sun-won, perhaps the most beloved and respected Korean writer of the twentieth century, based this extraordinary novel on his own experience in his North Korean home village between the end of World War II and the eve of the Korean War when Korea had been divided into North and South by its...
  • The guestHwang Sok-yong

    Based on actual events, The Guest is a profound portrait of a divided people haunted by a painful past, and a generation's search for reconciliation. During the Korean War, Hwanghae Province in North Korea was the setting of a gruesome fifty-two day massacre. In an act of collective amnesia the...
  • ConsumptionChoi Seo-hae

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    Born in Seongjin in North Hamgyeong Province in 1901, Choi Seo-hae (1901-1932) wandered the Gando area from an early age, leading a rock-bottom existence. However, despite a lack of formal education, he had a burning desire to pursue literature. He was able to debut as a writer when “Homeland” was...
  • Hunger and SlaughterChoi Seo-hae

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    2014
    Born in Seongjin in North Hamgyeong Province in 1901, Choi Seo-hae (1901-1932) wandered the Gando area from an early age, leading a rock-bottom existence. However, despite a lack of formal education, he had a burning desire to pursue literature. He was able to debut as a writer when “Homeland” was...
  • HomelandChoi Seo-hae

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    2014
    Born in Seongjin in North Hamgyeong Province in 1901, Choi Seo-hae (1901-1932) wandered the Gando area from an early age, leading a rock-bottom existence. However, despite a lack of formal education, he had a burning desire to pursue literature. He was able to debut as a writer when “Homeland” was...
  • Three PathsCh'ae Man-Sik

    Ch’ae Man-Sik (1902 – 1950) was born in Okgu, North Jeolla Province in 1902. His pen names are Baek-reung and Chae-ong. He produced works that authentically showcased the social realities and conflicts of the time such as “My Innocent Uncle” (1938), Turbid Waters (1937-1938), Peace Under Heaven (...
  • The CuckooCh'ae Man-Sik

    Ch’ae Man-Sik (1902 – 1950) was born in Okgu, North Jeolla Province in 1902. His pen names are Baek-reung and Chae-ong. He produced works that authentically showcased the social realities and conflicts of the time such as “My Innocent Uncle” (1938), Turbid Waters (1937-1938), Peace Under Heaven (...
  • Into the GroundCho Myung-hee

    Cho Myung-hee (1894 – 1938) was born in 1894 in Jincheon, North Chungcheong Province. His pen name was Poseok. He graduated from Jungang High School in Seoul and studied philosophy at Toyo University in Japan. He first established himself as an author in 1925 with the publication of “Into the...
  • Low Pressure FrontCho Myung-hee

    Cho Myung-hee (1894 – 1938) was born in 1894 in Jincheon, North Chungcheong Province. His pen name was Poseok. He graduated from Jungang High School in Seoul and studied philosophy at Toyo University in Japan. He first established himself as an author in 1925 with the publication of “Into the...
  • Longing for HomeJeong In-taek

    A reporter for Maeil sinbo and Munjang, Jeong In-taek (1909 – 1953) debuted by publishing “Two Wanderers” in Maeil sinbo in 1930. The excessive self-awareness of the powerless intellectual we see in “Clock” and “Candlewax” are favorite themes in Jeong In-taek’s stories. Psychologism literature,...
  • The Sick RoseLee Hyoseok

    Lee Hyoseok (1907 – 1942) is counted among Korea’s best short story writers along with the likes of Hyun Jin-geon, Yi Taejun, and Park Taewon. Together with his contemporary Yu Jinoh, he was classified as a “fellow traveler” writer. Such an epithet was used to describe writers who, while not...

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