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  • ¿Seguirá soñando?
    Catalan(Català) Ebook

    Wan Suh Park / 박완서 / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999

    ¿Seguirá soñando? (1989) presenta persuasivos retratos de mujeres en una sociedad patriarcal y sus distintas actitudes. La protagonista, Mun-Kyong Cha, una mujer divorciada está marcada por el estigma del abandono,aunque vive bien gracias a que tiene una ocupación- es maestra- y su propia casa. Su vida se complica cuando establece relaciones con un viudo, y lo que parecía una segunda oportunidad para ser feliz, se convierte en el comienzo de su pesadilla: falsas promesas de matrimonio. embarazo, amenazas, despido, maledicencia. La madre del viudo dirige la vida de su hijo y consigue un buen partido; la nueva mujer, sin embargo, le da una hija, incapaz de continuar el nombre familiar, y entonces intentarán recuperar al hijo del que quisieron deshacerse por todos los medios. Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/5979640?cid=37224

  • The Future of Silence
    English(English) Ebook

    O Chong-hui et al / 오정희 et al / 2018 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999

    These nine stories span half a century of contemporary writing in Korea (1970s–2010s), bringing together some of the most famous twentieth-century women writers with a new generation of young, bold voices. Their work explores a world not often seen in the West, taking us into the homes, families, lives and psyches of Korean women, men, and children. In the earliest of the stories, Pak Wan-so, considered the elder stateswoman of contemporary Korean fiction, opens the door into two "Identical Apartments" where sisters-in-law, bound as much by competition as love, struggle to live with their noisy, extended families. O Chong-hui, who has been compared to Joyce Carol Oates and Alice Munro, examines a day in the life of a woman after she is released from a mental institution, while younger writers, such as Kim Sagwa, Han Yujoo and Ch'on Un-yong explore violence, biracial childhood, and literary experimentation. These stories will sometimes disturb and sometimes delight, as they illuminate complex issues in Korean life and literature. Internationally acclaimed translators Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton have won several awards and fellowships for the numerous works of Korean literature they have translated into English. Featuring these authors and stories: Pak Wan-so: "Identical Apartments" Kim Chi-won: "Almaden" So Yong-un: "Dear Distant Love" O Chong-hui: "Wayfarer" Kong Son-ok: "The Flowering of Our Lives" Kim Ae-ran: "The Future of Silence" Han Yujoo: "I Am the Scribe—Or Am I" Kim Sagwa: "Today Is One of Those The-More-You-Move-the-Stranger-It-Gets Days, and It's Simply Amazing" Ch'on Un-yong: "Ali Skips Rope" Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/9D694B4B-10D6-4B71-B493-7F3513A5914E

  • Lonesome You
    English(English) Ebook

    Park Wan-suh / 박완서 / 2013 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Short Story

    Well before her death in 2011, Park Wan-Suh had established herself as a canonical figure in Korean literature. Her work—often based upon her own personal experiences, and showing keen insight into divisive social issues from the Korean partition to the position of women in Korean society—has touched readers for over forty years. In this collection, meditations upon life in old age come to the fore—at its best, accompanied by great beauty and compassion; at its worst by a cynicism that nonetheless turns a bitter smile upon the changing world. Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/735EF641-C11C-4A7E-ADFE-8C77FA3311E0

  • Who Ate Up All the Shinga?
    English(English) Ebook

    Wan-suh Park / 박완서 / 2010 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999

    Park Wan-suh is a best-selling and award-winning writer whose work has been widely translated and published throughout the world. Who Ate Up All the Shinga? is an extraordinary account of her experiences growing up during the Japanese occupation of Korea and the Korean War, a time of great oppression, deprivation, and social and political instability. Park Wan-suh was born in 1931 in a small village near Kaesong, a protected hamlet of no more than twenty families. Park was raised believing that "no matter how many hills and brooks you crossed, the whole world was Korea and everyone in it was Korean." But then the tendrils of the Japanese occupation, which had already worked their way through much of Korean society before her birth, began to encroach on Park's idyll, complicating her day-to-day life. With acerbic wit and brilliant insight, Park describes the characters and events that came to shape her young life, portraying the pervasive ways in which collaboration, assimilation, and resistance intertwined within the Korean social fabric before the outbreak of war. Most absorbing is Park's portrait of her mother, a sharp and resourceful widow who both resisted and conformed to stricture, becoming an enigmatic role model for her struggling daughter. Balancing period detail with universal themes, Park weaves a captivating tale that charms, moves, and wholly engrosses. Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/A22A278E-6CCD-4C0F-A64B-EC9BC2B22E72

  • Questioning Minds
    English(English) Ebook

    Kim Myeongseon et al / 김명선 et al / 2009 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century

    Available for the first time in English, the ten short stories by modern Korean women collected here touch in one way or another on issues related to gender and kinship politics. All of the protagonists are women who face personal crises or defining moments in their lives as gender-marked beings in a Confucian, patriarchal Korean society. Their personal dreams and values have been compromised by gender expectations or their own illusions about female existence. They are compelled to ask themselves "Who am I?" "Where am I going?" "What are my choices?" Each story bears colorful and compelling testimony to the life of the heroine. Some of the stories celebrate the central character's breakaway from the patriarchal order; others expose sexual inequality and highlight the struggle for personal autonomy and dignity. Still others reveal the abrupt awakening to mid-life crises and the seasoned wisdom that comes with accepting the limits of old age. The stories are arranged in chronological order, from the earliest work by Korea's first modern woman writer in 1917 to stories that appeared in 1995—approximately one from each decade. Most of the writers presented are recognized literary figures, but some are lesser-known voices. The introduction presents a historical overview of traditions of modern Korean women's fiction, situating the selected writers and their stories in the larger context of Korean literature. Each story is accompanied by a biographical note on the author and a brief critical analysis. A selected bibliography is provided for further reading and research. Questioning Minds marks a departure from existing translations of Korean literature in terms of its objectives, content, and format. As such it will contribute to the growth of Korean studies, increasing the availability of material for teaching Korean literature in English, and stimulate readership of its writers beyond the confines of the peninsula. Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/57E69A2C-AC92-403A-AFED-00FAE1C471FE

  • Memorias de una niña de la guerra [Googleplay E-Book]
    Spanish(Español) Ebook

    Park Wan-seo / 박완서 / 2005 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999

    Memorias de una niña de la guerra narra las penalidades de una niña coreana, padecidas en el curso de la Segunda Guerra Mundial y de la guerra fratriciada por la que debió pasar su país entre 1950 y 1953. Alimentada por los recuerdos de su niñez y de su primera juventud, la autora contrapone la feliz memoria de su niñez pasada en una aldea rural del interior de la península con los horrores que debió sufrir la adolescente en un Seúl sacudido, primero, por los años finales de la derrota de Japón y, después, por las sucesivas ocupaciones de los ejércitos coreanos del Norte y del Sur. Con gran destreza técnica, la autora logra conciliar el testimonio personal con la escritura de una novela en cuyas páginas la intensa alegría que despierta en la niña el goce de la naturaleza se opone a las vívidas descripciones de los horrores de la guerra.   Purchase Googleplay e-book >>  http://books.google.co.kr/books?id=2uTI3XYcfjsC&pg=PA187&dq=9788479624071&hl=&cd=1&source=gbs_api#v=onepage&q=9788479624071&f=false