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Premodern Korean Literary Prose : An Anthology - (Paperback)

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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.
Number of Pages: 301
Genre: Literary Collections, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: January 23, 2018
TCIN: 52736487
UPC: 9780231165815
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-7023
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