Anthology of Korean Literature: From Early Times to the Nineteenth Century

Paperback: $30.00
ISBN-13: 9780824807566
Published: February 1983
Hardback: $90.00
ISBN-13: 9780824807399
Published: October 1981

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342 pages
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  • About the Book
  • This books offers a comprehensive sampling of the major genres of poetry and prose written from about A.D. 600 to the end of the nineteenth century. The book contains a dazzling array of myths and legends, essays and biographies, love poems and Zen poems, satirical tales and tales of wonder, stories of adventure and of heroism, as well as quieter works treating the farmer's works and days and the pleasures and sorrows of the simple life.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Peter H. Lee, Editor

      Peter H. Lee is professor emeritus of Korean and comparative literature at the University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • Here the cultural history of an ancient people is revealed, beautifully, through myths, short lyrics, adventure tales, fables, romance, portraits, satire, semifictional biographies--all retain a remarkable freshness and power. In every way--in literary and vernacular works chosen, arrangement and annotation--this is an exemplary anthology.
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