By Peter H. Lee
This complete narrative heritage of Korean literature offers crucial info for students and scholars in addition to others. Combining historical past and feedback, the learn displays the newest scholarship and comprises an account of the advance of all genres. In 25 chapters, it covers twentieth-century poetry, fiction via girls, and the literature of North Korea. will probably be an enormous contribution to the sector and a examine that might stay for a few years the first source for learning Korean literature.
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Or sogyo ). Typical Kory˘o songs – chain verses Kory˘o songs (Y˘oyo with no set number of stanzas – are characterized by a recurrent refrain either in the middle or at the end of each stanza. The theme of most of these anonymous songs is love. ). Late Chos˘on master singer of p’ansori especially Ko Sugwan known for “Song of Love” from Song of Ch’unhyang. The poet Sin Wi (1769–1845) invited him to his home several times. ˘ (b. 1933). , 1986–97). ˘ (1531–1605). Poet of Chinese poetry and sijo. Ko Ungch’˘ ok Ku Hyegy˘ong (b.
1928). Woman writer of ﬁction about the Korean War, national division, and the lifestyle of women in a school dormitory. (1909–86). Modernist writer of ﬁction including Pak T’aew˘on Ch’˘onby˘on p’unggy˘ong (Scenes on the riverside, 1936). In the North he wrote the 3-part Kabo nongmin ch˘onjaeng (Peasant war of the year kabo, 1977–86) dealing with the Tonghak peasant uprising in 1894. (1916–98). Poet who praised the simple marvels of earth, Pak Tujin mountain, sky, and sea. To Pak nature is “the source of God’s love, light, truth, goodness, and beauty,” and his Blakean innocence became imbued with a moral vision as he came to view the world in terms of moral conﬂict.
Kim Chiw˘on (b. 1943). Contemporary woman writer of ﬁction who has been living in New York since the 1970s. (b. 1942). Contemporary woman writer of ﬁction. Kim Chiy˘on Kim Chogyu (b. 1914). North Korean writer of poetry. ). North Korean writer of ﬁction. Kim Ch˘ong Kim Chongjik (1431–92). Scholar and writer who nurtured a number of renowned pupils; master of the Human Nature and Principle learning (a branch of Neo-Confucianism devoted to metaphysical inquiry into human nature and moral self-cultivation); compiler of Ch’˘onggu p’unga , an annotated anthology of poems in Chinese by Koreans from the Three Kingdoms to Kory˘o.
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