A history of Korean literature by Peter H. Lee

By Peter H. Lee

This entire narrative heritage of Korean literature presents crucial details for students and scholars in addition to others. Combining background and feedback, the research displays the most recent 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. it is going to be a massive contribution to the sphere and a examine that would stay for a few years the first source for learning Korean literature.

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It is rich in vocabulary and description of customs during the Chos˘on dynasty. Hong Nang (fl. 1567–1600). Official female entertainer in Hongw˘on, South Hamgy˘ong, who sent a sijo to Minister Ch’oe Ky˘ongch’ang (1539– 83), a well-known poet in Chinese, at their parting. (1653–1725). Poet of commoner origin – a secondary Hong Set’ae son who passed the interpreters’ examination in 1675. Hong compiled (Remaining gems of Korea, 1712), a collection of Haedong yuju poetry in Chinese by writers of the middle people.

Poet whose early poems, written in folk-song Pak Mogw˘ol rhythms, recreated the local color of the South. From the late 1950s he turned to open forms and looser measures and a plain, often powerful, diction. The poetry he finds in daily urban life is sometimes precarious and marginal, but his more successful poems transform incidental experiences into flashes of discovery. (b. 1951). Contemporary woman writer of fiction. Pak Nay˘on Pak Nogap (1905–51). Writer of fiction who dealt deftly with everyday life and the workings of the human mind.

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. (fl. 1010–83). Putative compiler of Sui ch˘on Kim Ch’˘ongmy˘ong (Tales of the extraordinary). Kim Ch˘ongnan (b. 1953). Contemporary feminist poet, critic, and professor of French at Sangji University in W˘onju.

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