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  • Der Wandel ist greifbar
    German(Deutsch) Article

    Frankfurter Rundschau / October 12, 2005

    Korea ist Gastland der Buchmesse - Übersetzungen ins Deutsche laden zu literarischen Entdeckungen ein / Von Katharina Borchardt Nächste Woche wird die Frankfurter Buchmesse 2005 eröffnet mit Korea als Gastland. Aus diesem Anlass erscheinen etliche Übersetzungen aus dem Koreanischen, die wir vorab im Überblick präsentieren.

  • Reúne sello independiente lo más relevante de la literatura coreana
    Spanish(Español) Article

    Web periódico La Jornada / November 21, 2007

    Las letras de ese país comienzan a abrirse camino, indica el director de Ediciones del ErmitañoLa narradora escribió En busca del elefante, libro en el que refleja la vida de seres marginalesHoy, primera presentación de la serie en la Casa Lamm y el domingo 25 en la FIL de GuadalajaraFabiola Palapa Quijas Lo más representativo de la narrativa y la poesía contemporáneas de Corea, surgidas a partir de 1960, se reúne en una nueva colección de Ediciones del Ermitaño.

  • Religious Transcendentalism: From Fate to Free Will, a Continuous Tension | LIST
    English(English) Article

    list_Books from Korea / -

    Religious Transcendentalism: From Fate to Free Will, a Continuous Tension   By Hur Yoonjin on Nov 09 2014 23:35:29 Special Edition 2011 Human beings have a fundamental longing for the sacred. Religion is the institutionalized result of this longing. A culture without a systematic religion or faith probably does not exist on earth. Korean culture is no exception. Unlike Western civilization, which has been based on Christianity since its inception during the Roman Empire, Korean culture has leaned toward polytheism. Until recently, shamanistic tendencies have been predominant in Korean culture. A major turning point in the religious history of Korea came at the end of the 19th century when Christian missionaries from the West arrived in Korea. Christianity, as a monotheistic religion, rejected polytheism and naturally clashed with Korea’s indigenous shamanism.   A Minor Religious War: Ulhwa by Kim Tong-ni Ulhwa is a full-length novel written in a tragically lyrical style by Kim Tong-ni about the fundamental changes that took place in Korean culture between the pre-existing shamanism and the new religion, Christianity. In Ulhwa, which is an adaptation of a short story, “The Portrait of a Shaman,” the conflict between the protagonist, Ulhwa (who represents shamanism) and Young-sul (who embodies the Christian faith) is shown by way of a dramatic narrative. Ulhwa’s birth name before she was initiated into shamanism was Ok-seon. Ok-seon has a baby son, Young-sul, who is the result of her secret relationship with a young man in her village. After her son is healed through a shamanistic ritual, she is inflicted with a shamanist ailment (mubyeong). In the end Ulhwa is initiated as a shaman and worships a female deity called Seondosan as her house deity. In both names, Ok-seon and Seondosan, one can see a Taoist influence.

  • Presentan Colecci?n de Literatura Coreana
    Spanish(Español) Article

    El Sol de M?xico / -

    Ciudad de México.- Ediciones del Ermitaño ofreció una conferencia de prensa para dar a conocer un libro perteneciente a la Colección de Literatura Coreana, en la que se presentan géneros de cuento, novela y poesía. El primero de los tres títulos de la novedosa producción editorial es "En busca del elefante", de Jo Kyung-ran (Seúl, 1969), el cual fue dado a conocer en el Salón "Tarkovsky" de Casa Lamm.