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  • The Golden Bean PatchKim Yu-Jeong

    Kim Yu-jeong’s prose, with its liberal use of lively onomatopoeia, rustic dialects, and homespun colloquialisms, lends great animation to his subjects, providing readers with vitality-filled sketches of the impoverished and miserable lives lived by the lowest classes in rural villages under...
  • The Heat of the SunKim Yu-Jeong

    Kim Yu-jeong’s prose, with its liberal use of lively onomatopoeia, rustic dialects, and homespun colloquialisms, lends great animation to his subjects, providing readers with vitality-filled sketches of the impoverished and miserable lives lived by the lowest classes in rural villages under...
  • The Water MillNa Do-hyang

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    Na Do-hyang is considered to be a representative author of colonial Korea, for he clearly depicted the dark realities of that time. “The Water Mill”, along with his other short story “Mulberry”, is the most representative of his realistic writing style. By illustrating a tragic love affair that...
  • PovertyBaek Sin-ae

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    2013
    Written by one of Korea's leading female writers of the 1930s, "Poverty" primarily deals with poverty and women. In this story, an Old Woman from Maechon Place is responsible for the livelihood of her family members who, in a state of absolute poverty, have lost the ability to manage their basic...
  • GasilYi Kwang-su

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    2013
    Yi Kwang-su is regarded as a pioneer of modern fiction and a leading voice in modern Korean literature. His works criticized the irrationality of the old conventions shackled by Confucian traditions while advocating the enlightened views of his age. “Gasil” is a story based on the tale of “Seol’s...
  • Child's BoneYi Sang

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    2013
    Yi Sang was one of Korea’s most innovative writers of modern literature, enough to deem him Korea’s finest modernist. He died at the early age of 27, but despite his short literary career, he produced surreal and highly experimental pieces that were avant-garde and far ahead of their time. His...
  • After Beating Your WifeKim Nam-cheon

    Kim Nam-cheon was a prominent colonial Korea's author and critic. “After Beating Your Wife…” is the realization of a critical theory Kim Nam-cheon had espoused called “literature of denunciation.” In this story, the male protagonist, Nam-su, has been imprisoned for his political activities, and has...
  • Tale of a Mad PainterKim Dong-In

    Kim Dong-in is one of early modern Korean literature’s representative writers of “pure” fiction. Kim declared that fiction should create an autonomous world whose value inhered within itself. In “Tale of a Mad Painter”, Kim’s aestheticist tendencies are on full display. The protagonist Solgeo...
  • Broken StringsKang Kyung-ae

    Kang Kyung-ae was a leading writer, feminist, and labor activist during the Japanese colonial period in Korea. Kang’s first work, “Broken Strings,” reveals the concerns and inclinations that would come to characterize her writing. The main character Hyeong-cheol stands at a crossroads: take the...
  • ManagementKim Nam-cheon

    Kim Nam-cheon was a prominent colonial Korea's author and critic. “Management" is often used as an example of the “conversion novel.” It takes place in the late 1930s during the period of Japanese military rule, and expresses the deep sense of oppression felt by intellectuals who were forced to...

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