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  • Yi Sang y otros narradores coreanos [Googleplay E-Book]
    Yi Sang y otros narradores coreanos [Googleplay E-Book]
    Spanish(Español) Ebook

    Yi Sáng et al / 이상 et al / 2007 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Complete Collection > Library > Complete Collection & Library (more than 2 writers)

    A principios del siglo XX la narrativa coreana rompió con los modelos de la tradición. Un amplio grupo de autores se asomó a la vida cotidiana y contó los sufrimientos y las alegrías de su pueblo. Unos optaron por un severo realismo, otros, como Yi Sang, exploraron los senderos más arriesgados de la vanguardia. El volumen recoge una muestra de ocho de las figuras más sobresalientes del período. N° de ref. de la librería 14771   Purchase Googleplay e-book >> https://books.google.co.kr/books?id=E439cLD-SugC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Yi Sang y otros narradores coreanos&hl=ko&sa=X&ei=eT3cVJriOYGgmQWKs4D4Cg&ved=0CCYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Yi Sang y otros narradores coreanos&f=false

  • Cuando florece el alforfón [Kindle Edition]
    Cuando florece el alforfón [Kindle Edition]
    Spanish(Español) Ebook

    Lee Hyoseok et al / 이효석 / 2008 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

    A lo largo de nueve cuentos, el autor nos transporta a los rincones más profundos de la Corea rural. Los paisajes, aromas y colores de la campiña se recrean con exquisito detalle, retratando un entorno donde bosques, ríos y montañas son protagonistas tan importantes como la gente que los habita. Sin caer en folclorismos, Lee Hyo-seok expone los pormenores de la vida y costumbres campestres, en las que el clima, los ciclos lunares o un animal que escapa del corral sirven para hablar de las más profundas emociones humanas. En ese entorno agreste, donde lo terrenal y lo sublime se fusionan, el destino se muestra no como un misterio inexorable, sino como una fuerza que se manifiesta sutilmente en señales enviadas por la naturaleza.   Source: http://www.edicionesdelermitano.com/libro/cuando-florece-el-alforfon-23/   Purchase Kindle Edition >>  http://www.amazon.es/Cuando-florece-alforfón-Hyo-Seok-Lee-ebook/dp/B00A83756Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423728541&sr=1-1&keywords=Cuando florece el alforfón  

  • Bunnyeo
    Bunnyeo
    English(English) Ebook

    Lee Hyoseok / 이효석 / 2013 / -

    Lee Hyoseok’s works are generally categorized as having three tendencies: the tendency of the “fellow traveler,” eroticism, and xenophilia. In earlier years, Lee wrote as a “fellow traveler,” publishing socially critical works. Then along with the general decline of proletarian literature, he sought a new genre of literature: lyricism. He became absorbed in the world of eroticism, using idyllic settings, and freeing himself from his political tendency. “Bunnyeo” is the work that shows this new tendency.

  • Harbin
    Harbin
    English(English) Ebook

    Lee Hyoseok / 이효석 / 2013 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1910-1945

    Lee Hyoseok’s works are generally categorized as having three tendencies: the tendency of the “fellow traveler,” eroticism, and xenophilia. “Harbin” is the leading work from his later years. This short story reveals the problematic circumstances around the 1940s and Lee’s assessment of his own self-awareness. The dialogue between the protagonist who considers himself a skeptic and a cabaret worker, Eura, who says, “I always think I just want to die,” is the main storyline of this short story. This work describes the desolate inner sentiments, feelings, and skepticism of the protagonist who travels to Harbin and the sorrowful sentimentality of the city.

  • Pomegranate
    Pomegranate
    English(English) Ebook

    Lee Hyoseok / 이효석 / 2014 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century

    Lee Hyoseok (1907 – 1942) is counted among Korea’s best short story writers along with the likes of Hyun Jin-geon, Yi Taejun, and Park Taewon.  Together with his contemporary Yu Jinoh, he was classified as a “fellow traveler” writer. Such an epithet was used to describe writers who, while not officially joining KAPF, sympathized with its ideology and aims and reflected these sympathies in their writing. A number of his early novels such as “City and Specter,” “Siberian Coast,” “Correspondence from the North Country,” and “Mahjong Philosophy” are good examples of such works.  However, with the decline of proletariat literature in the early 1930s, Lee became a member of the modernist coterie Group of Nine. After joining the Group of Nine, Lee discarded his socialist leanings in favor of a powerful eroticism based on a lyrical style of storytelling. Characteristic of this style are the works “Pig,” “Bunnyeo,” “Mountains,” and “Fields.

  • Wild Apricots
    Wild Apricots
    English(English) Ebook

    Lee Hyoseok / 이효석 / 2014 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1910-1945

    Lee Hyoseok (1907 – 1942) is counted among Korea’s best short story writers along with the likes of Hyun Jin-geon, Yi Taejun, and Park Taewon.  Together with his contemporary Yu Jinoh, he was classified as a “fellow traveler” writer. Such an epithet was used to describe writers who, while not officially joining KAPF, sympathized with its ideology and aims and reflected these sympathies in their writing. A number of his early novels such as “City and Specter,” “Siberian Coast,” “Correspondence from the North Country,” and “Mahjong Philosophy” are good examples of such works.  However, with the decline of proletariat literature in the early 1930s, Lee became a member of the modernist coterie Group of Nine. After joining the Group of Nine, Lee discarded his socialist leanings in favor of a powerful eroticism based on a lyrical style of storytelling. Characteristic of this style are the works “Pig,” “Bunnyeo,” “Mountains,” and “Fields.”    

  • The Sick Rose
    The Sick Rose
    English(English) Ebook

    Lee Hyoseok / 이효석 / 2014 / -

    Lee Hyoseok (1907 – 1942) is counted among Korea’s best short story writers along with the likes of Hyun Jin-geon, Yi Taejun, and Park Taewon.  Together with his contemporary Yu Jinoh, he was classified as a “fellow traveler” writer. Such an epithet was used to describe writers who, while not officially joining KAPF, sympathized with its ideology and aims and reflected these sympathies in their writing. A number of his early novels such as “City and Specter,” “Siberian Coast,” “Correspondence from the North Country,” and “Mahjong Philosophy” are good examples of such works.  However, with the decline of proletariat literature in the early 1930s, Lee became a member of the modernist coterie Group of Nine. After joining the Group of Nine, Lee discarded his socialist leanings in favor of a powerful eroticism based on a lyrical style of storytelling. Characteristic of this style are the works “Pig,” “Bunnyeo,” “Mountains,” and “Fields.”    

  • Modern Korean Literature
    Modern Korean Literature
    English(English) Ebook

    Kim Yujung et al / 김유정 et al / 2012 / KDC구분 > 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

  •  A Ready-Made Life
    A Ready-Made Life
    English(English) Ebook

    Ch`ae Man-Sik et al / 채만식 et al / 1998 / -

    A Ready Made Life is the first volume of early modern Korean fiction to appear in English in the U.S. Written between 1921 and 1943, the sixteen stories are an excellent introduction to the riches of modern Korean fiction. They reveal a variety of settings, voices, styles, and thematic concerns, and the best of them, masterpieces written mainly in the mid-1930s, display an impressive artistic maturity. Included among these authors are Hwang Sun-won, modern Korea's greatest short story writer; Kim Tong-in, regarded by many as the author who best captures the essence of the Korean identity; Ch'ae Man-shik, a master of irony; Yi Sang, a prominent modernist; Kim Yu-jong, whose stories are marked by a unique blend of earthy humor and compassion; Yi Kwang-su and Kim Tong-ni, modernizers of the language of twentieth-century Korean fiction; and Yi Ki-yúng, Yi T'ae-jun, and Pak T'ae-won, three writers who migrated to North Korea shortly after Liberation in 1945 and whose works were subsequently banned in South Korea until democratization in the late 1980s. One way of reading the stories, all of which were written during the Japanese occupation, is that beneath their often oppressive and gloomy surface lies an anticolonial subtext. They can also be read as a collective record of a people whose life choices were severely restricted, not just by colonization, but by education (either too little or too much, as the title story shows) and by a highly structured society that had little tolerance for those who overstepped its boundaries. Life was unremittingly onerous for many Koreans during this period, whatever their social background. In the stories, educated city folk fare little better than farmers and laborers. A Ready-Made Life will provide scholars and students with crucial access to the literature of Korea's colonial period. A generous opening essay discusses the collection in the context of modern Korean literary history, and short introductions precede each story. Here is a richly diverse testament to a modern literature that is poised to assume a long overdue place in world literature. Source: https://lti.overdrive.com/media/4004892?cid=37224

  • The Penguin Book of Korean Short Stories
    The Penguin Book of Korean Short Stories
    English(English) Ebook

    Lee Hyoseok et al / 이효석 et al / 2023 / -

    This eclectic, moving and richly enjoyable collection is the essential introduction to Korean literature. Journeying through Korea's dramatic recent past, from the Japanese occupation and colonial era to the devastating war between north and south and the rapid, disorienting urbanization of later decades, The Penguin Book of Korean Short Stories captures a hundred years of vivid storytelling. Here are peddlers and donkeys travelling across moonlit fields; artists drinking and debating in the tea-houses of 1920s Seoul; soldiers fighting for survival; exiles from the war who can never go home again; and lonely men and women searching for connection in the dizzying modern city. The collection features stories by some of Korea's greatest writers, including Pak Wanso, O Chonghui and Cho Chongnae, as well as many brilliant contemporary voices, such as P'yon Hyeyong, Han Yujoo and Kim Aeran. Curated by Bruce Fulton, this is a volume that will surprise, unsettle and delight. source: https://lti.overdrive.com/media/9768586?cid=37224