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  • The SmokestackYun Gi-jeong

    Yun Gi-jeong (1903 – 1955) participated in the proletarian literature movement as a novelist, literary critic, arts activist, and organizer. Born in Seoul, Yun was educated at the Boin School. He made his literary debut in 1921 with the publication of his short story “Memories of a Christmas” in...
  • Sad ContradictionYang Geon-sik

    One of the pioneers of modern Korean literature, Yang Geon-sik (1889 – 1944) was born in Tap-dong, Gyeong-seong in 1889. He started his literary career in 1915 when he published a story titled “Image of a Stone Lion,” which had a strongly Buddhist undertone, in the Monthly News of the Society for...
  • Dream SkyShin Chae-ho

    Shin Chae-ho (1880 – 1936) was an independence activist, historian, and journalist during the Japanese colonial rule over Korea. His pen name was Dan-jae and he was born into a noble yangban family in Daedeok, South Chungcheong Province. He studied Chinese classics but gave up plans to pursue a...
  • Bitterness of the Inner QuartersNa Hye-seok

    Na Hye-seok (1896 – 1948) was a poet, feminist writer, painter, educator, and journalist. Born in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, as the fourth child of a wealthy family, she demonstrated an artistic talent from an early age and graduated at the top of her class from Jin Myeong Girl's High School in 1913...
  • The Downfall of Ji Hyeong-geunNa Do-hyang

    Na Do-hyang (1902 - 1927)’s real name is Kyung-son and his pen name is Bin. He was born in 1902. After graduating from Baejae Normal High School, he was admitted to Kyeongseong Medical School but dropped out and went to Tokyo, Japan, to study literature, returning in 1919 to teach at an elementary...
  • MulberryNa Do-hyang

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    Na Do-hyang (1902 - 1927)’s real name is Kyung-son and his pen name is Bin. He was born in 1902. After graduating from Baejae Normal High School, he was admitted to Kyeongseong Medical School but dropped out and went to Tokyo, Japan, to study literature, returning in 1919 to teach at an elementary...
  • ScoundrelsKim Yu-Jeong

    Kim Yu-jeong (1908 – 1937) made his literary debut in 1935 with the selection of “The Rainstorm” by the Chosun Ilbo, and “The Bonanza” by the Joseon Jungang Ilbo. He then went on to publish prolifically during the two short years before his death in 1937, leaving behind more than 30 novels and 10...
  • DownpourKim Yu-Jeong

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    Kim Yu-jeong (1908 – 1937) made his literary debut in 1935 with the selection of “The Rainstorm” by the Chosun Ilbo, and “The Bonanza” by the Joseon Jungang Ilbo. He then went on to publish prolifically during the two short years before his death in 1937, leaving behind more than 30 novels and 10...
  • ToseongnangKim Sa-ryang

    Kim Sa-ryang(1914 – 1950)’s real name is Shi-chang and he was born in 1914 in Pyeongyang, South Pyeongan Province. Kim’s literary activities started after his enrollment at Tokyo National University when he was studying German literature. In 1936, he published his first piece, “Toseongnang” which...
  • The Man I Met in the Lock UpKim Sa-ryang

    Kim Sa-ryang(1914 – 1950)’s real name is Shi-chang and he was born in 1914 in Pyeongyang, South Pyeongan Province. Kim’s literary activities started after his enrollment at Tokyo National University when he was studying German literature. In 1936, he published his first piece, “Toseongnang” which...
  • Clear CommandmentsKim Dong-In

    Kim Dong-in (1900 – 1951), together with Yi Kwang-su, is one of early modern Korean literature’s representative writers of “pure” fiction. His debut work “The Sorrow of the Weak,” which appeared in the journal Changjo (Creation) in 1919, is considered the first Korean short story to focus in...
  • Our Toes Are AlikeKim Dong-In

    Kim Dong-in (1900 – 1951), together with Yi Kwang-su, is one of early modern Korean literature’s representative writers of “pure” fiction. His debut work “The Sorrow of the Weak,” which appeared in the journal Changjo (Creation) in 1919, is considered the first Korean short story to focus in...

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