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    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 (...
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    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 (...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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,...
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    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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    Wild ApricotsLee 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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    Baptism of SoilYi Ik-sang

    A novelist as well as a journalist, Yi Ik-sang (1895 – 1935) worked as a reporter for newspapers such as The Chosun Ilbo, The Dong-A Ilbo, and Korea Daily News. He made his debut as a novelist with a publication in The Light of Learning in 1921, and in 1923 he became a member of PASKYULA, the first...
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    The BanishedYi Ik-sang

    A novelist as well as a journalist, Yi Ik-sang (1895 – 1935) worked as a reporter for newspapers such as The Chosun Ilbo, The Dong-A Ilbo, and Korea Daily News. He made his debut as a novelist with a publication in The Light of Learning in 1921, and in 1923 he became a member of PASKYULA, the first...
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    The Darkroom of the MapYi Sang

    Yi Sang (1910 – 1937) 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...
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    Act 1, Scene 1Lee Mu-young

    Lee Mu-young (1908 – 1960) was born Lee Yong-gu in Eumseong County of North Chungcheong Province. After dropping out of Huimun Common High School, he went to Japan and studied literature there. While he had published a piece in the journal Joseon Mundan earlier, it was not until 1932 when his play...
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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...

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