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A History of Korean Literature

A History of Korean Literature

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Ho-Min Sohn, Peter H. Lee, Kim Hunggyu, Carolyn So, Kim Chongnan, Ch'oe Yun, Kwon Yongmin
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  • Date Published: February 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521828581

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  • This comprehensive narrative history of Korean literature provides essential information for scholars and students as well as others. Combining history and criticism, the study reflects the latest scholarship and includes an account of the development of all genres. In 25 chapters, it covers twentieth-century poetry, fiction by women, and the literature of North Korea. It will be a major contribution to the field and a study that will remain for many years the primary resource for studying Korean literature.

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    'A vast and comprehensive gathering of expert accounts, both from within Korea and from outside, of Korean literary history from the earliest examples up to recent developments in fiction and poetry, in North as well as South Korea. This will be the standard for many years to come. Peter Lee deserves our thanks and has earned our admiration once again.' David R. McCann, Harvard University

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    • Date Published: February 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521828581
    • length: 660 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 41 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Peter H. Lee
    1. Language, forms, prosody and themes Ho-Min Sohn and Peter H. Lee
    2. From oral to written literature Peter H. Lee
    3. Hyanngga Peter H. Lee
    4. Silla writings in Chinese Peter H. Lee
    5. Koryo songs Peter H. Lee
    6. Koryo writings in Chinese Peter H. Lee
    7. Early Choson eulogies Peter H. Lee
    8. Early Choson sijo Peter H. Lee
    9. Early Choson kasa Peter H. Lee
    10. Late Choson sijo Peter H. Lee
    11. Late Choson kasa Peter H. Lee
    12. Choson poetry in Chinese Kim Hunggyu
    13. Choson fiction in Chinese Kim Hunggyu
    14. Choson fiction in Korean Kim Hunggyu and Peter H. Lee
    15. P'ansori Kim Hunggyu
    16. Folk drama Kim Hunggyu
    17. Literary criticism Peter H. Lee
    18. Early twentieth-century poetry Peter H. Lee
    19. Early twentieth-century fiction by men Kwon Yongmin
    20. Early twentieth-century fiction by women Carolyn So
    21. Late twentieth-century poetry by men Peter H. Lee
    22. Late twentieth-century poetry by women Kim Chongnan
    23. Late twentieth-century fiction by men Kwon Yongmin
    24. Late twentieth-century fiction by women Ch'oe Yun
    25. Literature of North Korea Kwon Yongmin

  • Editor

    Peter H. Lee, University of California, Los Angeles
    Peter Lee is Professor of Korean and Comparative Literature at The University of California Los Angeles. He is the author of numerous books on Korean literature and civilisation, including the two-volume Sourcebook of Korean Civilisation (1993–1993), The Columbia Anthology of Korean Literature (2002) and Myths of Korea (2000).


    Ho-Min Sohn, Peter H. Lee, Kim Hunggyu, Carolyn So, Kim Chongnan, Ch'oe Yun, Kwon Yongmin

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