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The curious tale of mandogi's ghost

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Author
KIM SŎK-PŎM
Co-Author
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Translator
Cindi L Textor
Publisher
컬럼비아대 출판부
Published Year
2010
Country
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Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Historical, Biographical, Political, Social
Original Title
만덕유령기담
Original Language
Korean(한국어)
Romanization of Original
Mandeongnyuryeonggidam
ISBN
231526725
Page
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About the Author

  • Kim Sok Bom
  • Birth : Unknown ~ Unknown
  • Occupation : novelist
  • First Name : Sok Bom
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김석범
  • ISNI : -
  • Works : 4
About the Original Work
  • 만덕유령기담
  • Author : Kim Sok Bom
  • Published Year : -
  • English Title : The curious tale of mandogi's ghost
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

A central work of postwar Japanese fiction, The Curious Tale of Mandogi's Ghost incorporates Korean folk tales, ghost stories, and myth into a phenomenal depiction of epic tragedy. Written by a zainichi, a permanent resident of Japan who is not of Japanese ancestry, the novel inventively imagines a long-supressed event in Japanese colonial history-the Cheju Uprising of 1948-and captures in style and substance the predicament of Koreans living under Japanese rule. Kim Sok-pom tells the story of Mandogi, a young priest living on the island of Cheju-do. Mandogi becomes unwittingly involved in the Four-Three Incident of 1948, in which the South Korean government brutally suppressed an armed peasant uprising and purged Cheju-do of communist sympathizers. Although Mandogi is sentenced to death for his part in the riot, he survives (in a sense) to take revenge on his enemies and fully commit himself to the resistance. Mandogi's indeterminate, shapeshifting character is emblematic of colonialism's outsized impact on both ruler and ruled. One of the most significant zainichi novels to date, The Curious Tale of Mandogi's Ghost relates the trauma of a long-forgotten history and its indelible imprint on Japanese and Korean memory.

LTI Korea Library Holdings2

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