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  • Scoundrels
    English(English) Ebook

    Kim Yu-Jeong / 김유정 / 2014 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1910-1945

    Kim Yu-jeong (1908 – 1937) made his literary debut in 1935 with the selection of “The Rainstorm” by the Chosun Ilbo, and “The Bonanza” by the Joseon Jungang Ilbo. He then went on to publish prolifically during the two short years before his death in 1937, leaving behind more than 30 novels and 10 essays, and opening up a new horizon in Korean literature.  Many of Kim Yu-jeong’s most representational stories—including “Spring, Spring”, “The Mountain Traveler”, “Scoundrels”, “The Golden Bean Patch”, and “Camelias”—depict various aspects of life in rural Korea.  

  • Downpour
    English(English) Ebook

    Kim Yu-Jeong / 김유정 / 2014 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Short Story

    Kim Yu-jeong (1908 – 1937) made his literary debut in 1935 with the selection of “The Rainstorm” by the Chosun Ilbo, and “The Bonanza” by the Joseon Jungang Ilbo. He then went on to publish prolifically during the two short years before his death in 1937, leaving behind more than 30 novels and 10 essays, and opening up a new horizon in Korean literature.  Many of Kim Yu-jeong’s most representational stories—including “Spring, Spring”, “The Mountain Traveler”, “Scoundrels”, “The Golden Bean Patch”, and “Camelias”—depict various aspects of life in rural Korea.  

  • The Heat of the Sun
    English(English) Ebook

    Kim Yu-Jeong / 김유정 / 2013 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1910-1945

    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.

  • The Golden Bean Patch
    English(English) Ebook

    Kim Yu-Jeong / 김유정 / 2013 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1910-1945

    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 Golden Bean Patch” is a tale of the foolishness of man’s greed, and a reflection of the time Kim Yu-jeong spent around gold mines. Yeong-shik was a hardworking, simple farmer. But when Sujae suggests to him that a vein of gold runs beneath his field, he falls for temptation and digs up his bean plot in the hope of striking it rich and escaping from a life of poverty.

  • Modern Korean Literature
    English(English) Ebook

    Kim Yujong et al / 김유정 et al / 2012 / literature > Korean Literature > Complete Collection, Library > Complete Collection & Library (more than 2 writers)

    The sixth book in Kegan Paul International's "Korean Culture Series", this volume contains thirty stories that have been selected on the basis of historical interest and literary worth, each representing a monumental moment in the history of Korean Literature. The ten stories in the first part share the common theme of the Korean experience of the confrontation between man and woman; in some stories the relationship is portrayed as innocent and pure, in others the relationship becomes more sophisticated and complex. The ten stories in the second part all deal with old Korean or the old Korean way of life - the Korea of byegone days, which is gradually disappearing in the face of industrialization and internationalization. The third group of stories reveals modern Korea in the process of change during the period of the Japanese Occupation, the liberation from the Occupation, and the Korean War. All thirty stories may serve as social documents. From the time of ideological chaos following the independence of Korea in 1945 up to the fall of the USSR in the 1980s, modern Korean literature has been powerfully swayed by Marxist ideology one way or another. Literature has an important role to play in its portrayal of the relations between society and individual people, and it has a particularly vital social function in developing or undeveloped countries. However, the stories in this anthology are not just historical documents. They represent the peak of literary achievements by great and gifted writers in the first half of this century. It is remarkable to find so many talented writers producing so many powerful works of art in a short span of just over 50 years between 1908 and 1965. This anthology is an invitation to readers to grasp how much Korea has attained in the process of its modernization. The authors whose works appear in this volume are: Yi Kwang-su, Kim Dong-in, Hyun Chin-kon, Yi Hyo-suk, Kim Yu-jong, Yi Sang, Kim Dong-ni, O Yung-su, Hwang Sun-won, Sohn, So-hi, Hahn Mu-suk, Sunwu Hwi, Kang Shin-jae, Oh Sang-won, Suh Ki-won, Han Mal-suk, Choi In-hun, Kim sung-ok, Yi Mun-ku. Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/4114074?cid=37224

  • Cuentos coreanos del siglo XX [Kindle Edition]
    Spanish(Español) Ebook

    Hyeon Jin-Geon et al / 현진건 et al / 2009 / literature > Korean Literature > Complete Collection, Library > Complete Collection & Library (more than 2 writers)

    En su mayor parte, los últimos cien años de la literatura coreana han transcurrido entre el dolor y la violencia. Si bien la península se deshizo desus últimos vestigios feudales y accedió a la modernidad a partir de lacaída de la dinastía Choson (1392-1910), en las décadas siguientes todavíapadeció los horrores de la ocupación, la guerra y la dictadura. Invadido por Japón (1910-1945), el país sufrió una severa política de aculturación; dividida la nación en 1946, se vio inmersa en la Guerra deCorea (1950-1953); y aún debió padecer largas décadas de dictadura militar (1961-1987) antes de llegar a un régimen democrático. La narrativa coreana se ha visto así abocada a una doble urgencia. Por una parte, superar las fórmulas tradicionales del relato e incorporar las más novedosas técnicas narrativas; y, por otra, generar una literatura de resistencia, altamente comprometida con los valores humanísticos y democráticos que anhelaban los coreanos. El resultado de tal esfuerzo se ha visto recompensado por una importante nómina de autores,por fuertes y variadas tendencias literarias y por un público lector altamente exigente. Los más jóvenes creadores, testigos de un extraordinario renacimiento económico, se enfrentan con audacia a los nuevos retos que afronta el país. La actual narrativa coreana articula con maestría su discurso a partir de la rica memoria heredada, pero, simultáneamente,incorpora a su escritura registros novedosos que le permiten auscultar la angustia del hombre contemporáneo. La selección que aquí presentamos es una muestra cabal del progresivodesarrollo de una literatura que, aunque poco conocida en España,comienza a ser considerada fuera de sus fronteras, como una de las másauténticas y valiosas del actual panorama literario internacional.   SOURCE: http://www.verbumeditorial.com/es/libreria/Catalog/show/cuentos-coreanos-del-siglo-xx-193876   Purchase Kindle Edition >>  http://www.amazon.es/Cuentos-coreanos-del-siglo-XX-ebook/dp/B0071NMCPA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1423728284&sr=1-1&keywords=Cuentos coreanos del siglo XX