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    'The Soil' by Yi Kwang-su (Review)

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    [Critique] "Light of Spring" Reveals the Burden of Korea′s Aging Society

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    2010 Spring
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    The SoilYi Kwang-su

    A major, never before translated novel by the author of Mujông / The Heartless—often called the first modern Korean novel—The Soil tells the story of an idealist dedicating his life to helping the inhabitants of the rural community in which he was raised. Striving to influence the poor farmers of...
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    When Adam Opens His EyesJang Jung-il

    First published in 1990, this is a sensational and highly controversial novel by one of Korea's most electrifying contemporary authors. A preposterous coming-of-age story, melding sex, death, and high school in a manner reminiscent of some perverse collision between Georges Bataille and Beverly...
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    Sad ContradictionYang Geon-sik

    One of the pioneers of modern Korean literature, Yang Geon-sik (1889 – 1944) was born in Tap-dong, Gyeong-seong in 1889. He started his literary career in 1915 when he published a story titled “Image of a Stone Lion,” which had a strongly Buddhist undertone, in the Monthly News of the Society for...
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    Dream SkyShin Chae-ho

    Shin Chae-ho (1880 – 1936) was an independence activist, historian, and journalist during the Japanese colonial rule over Korea. His pen name was Dan-jae and he was born into a noble yangban family in Daedeok, South Chungcheong Province. He studied Chinese classics but gave up plans to pursue a...
  • The Soil

    U.S.A.
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    2013
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    A major, never before translated novel by the author of Mujông / The Heartless—often called the first modern Korean novel. A major, never before translated novel by the author of Mujông / The...
  • When Adam Opens His Eyes

    U.S.A.
    / / /
    2013
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    First published in 1990, this is a sensational and highly controversial novel by one of Korea’s most electrifying contemporary authors, which plows through contemporaneous Korean mores with aplomb...
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    Horace Jefferey Hodges

    1957