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Trees on a Slope

About the E-Books

Author
Hwang Soon-Won
Co-Author
-
Translator
Bruce Fulton
Publisher
University of Hawaii Press
Published Year
2005
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Historical, Biographical, Political, Social
Original Title
나무들 비탈에 서다
Romanization of Original
Namudeul bitare seoda
Original Language
Korean(한국어)
ISBN
9780824874483
Page
-

About the Author

  • Hwang Sun-Won
  • Birth : 1915 ~ 2000
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Sun-Won
  • Family Name : Hwang
  • Korean Name : 황순원
  • ISNI : 0000000108762577
  • Works : 73
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  • English(English)

Hwang Sun-won (1915–2000) is one of modern Korea's masters of narrative prose. Trees on a Slope (1960) is his most accomplished novel—one of the few Korean novels to describe in detail the physical and psychological horrors of the Korean War. It is an assured, forceful depiction of three young soldiers in the South Korean army during the latter stages of the war: Hyŏnt'ae, the arrogant and overconfident squad leader; the stolid and dependable Yun-gu; and "the Poet" Tong-ho. The war affects the men in different ways. Before he can return home, Tong-ho takes his own life after shooting an officer and a prostitute. Hyŏn-t'ae, finding himself removed from situations of mortal danger, spends most of his time drinking; in the end he is arrested for abetting in the suicide of a young girl. Only Yun-gu is able to make the successful transition to postwar life. His ability to survive the encroachments of others, exploit limited resources, and capitalize on the lessons of harsh experience make him emblematic of Korea over the centuries.

Trees on a Slope will introduce an English-reading audience to an important voice in modern Asian literature.

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Translated Books5 See more

  • German(Deutsch) Book
    Bäume am Abhang
    Hwang Soon-Won / 황순원 / 2011 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Historical, Biographical, Political, Social
  • Spanish(Español) Book
    Los árboles en la cuesta
    Hwang Soon-Won / 황순원 / 2008 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Historical, Biographical, Political, Social
  • English(English) Book
    Trees on a Slope
    Hwang Soon-Won / 황순원 / 2005 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Historical, Biographical, Political, Social