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The Heat of the Sun

About the E-Books

Author
Kim Yu-Jeong
Co-Author
-
Translator
Eugene Larsen-Hallock
Publisher
Literature Translation Institute of Korea
Published Year
2013
Country
SOUTH KOREA (Seoul)
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1910-1945

Original Title
땡볕
Romanization of Original
Ttaengbyeot
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9788993360165
Page
-
Series
20th Century Korean Literature

About the Author

  • Kim Yujung
  • Birth : 1908 ~ 1937
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Yujung
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김유정
  • ISNI : 0000000080701819
  • Works : 30
About the Original Work
  • 땡볕
  • Author : -
  • Published Year : 1937
  • English Title : The Heat of the Sun
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

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 Japanese colonial rule. “The Heat of the Sun” (1937) follows Deoksun as he struggles to carry his starving, deathly-ill wife to the hospital, buoyed by the foolish hope that the hospital will pay them for the opportunity to research the wife’s illness.