Premodern Korean Literary Prose

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Description

This anthology presents new translations of Korean prose works from the tenth to the nineteenth century. It offers insight into past Korean societies by highlighting genres that have largely not been translated, such as diaries, short fictional biographies, erotic tales, oral narratives, and novellas, all of which illustrate the depth and variety of premodern Korean writings. The selections are intended to show what literate people of the premodern period enjoyed reading and demonstrate the cultural diversity of the creation of literature, including a range of writings by women and nonelites such as commoners. The volume also includes critical essays and short introductions to contextualize the materials and explain the ideological backdrop behind the creation of the works.

Additional information

Pages

301

Author

Michael Pettid et al., Gregory Evon, Chan Park

Translator

Kil Cha et al., 15 other scholars

Published Country

U.S.A.

Publisher

Columbia University Press

Published Year

2017

Original Title

고전산문선집

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