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The Rainy Spell and Other Korean Stories : UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European - Ji-moon Suh

The Rainy Spell and Other Korean Stories

UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1997
ISBN: 9780765601384
Number Of Pages: 290

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This anthology of short stories by some of modern Korea's best-known writers reflects a rich variety of style and content, but they all manifest a shared core experience of Korea's trajectory from an inward-looking feudal Confucian state to Japanese colony culminating in the Pacific War, to battleground for the Korean War which inflicted horrific civilian casualties and a scarred landscape while leaving in its wake a still festering legacy of fraternal hostility, to a modernizing society that is struggling with economic success and democratization. While the intensity of these experiences and the relatively short period of time over which they occurred permeate these stories, one is most struck by the resiliency and vitality of their strong characters. Suh Ji-moon, a leading authority on contemporary Korean literature, has, with thoughtful selections, fluid translations, and helpful annotations, given the English reader the rare opportunity to experience the world of twentieth-century Korea. Three stories have been added to the original edition and are presented here for the first time in English translation.

The Seaman's Chant
The Clear Water Pavilion
My Idiot Uncle
A Ceremony of Apostasy
The Underground Village
Eroica Symphony
My Idol's Abode
The Rainy Spell
A Pasque-Flower on That Bleak Day
That Winter of My Youth
His Father's Keeper
The Image of Mija
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ISBN: 9780765601384
ISBN-10: 0765601389
Series: UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 31st July 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition