Modern Korean Literature: An Anthology

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ISBN-13: 9780824813215
Published: November 1990
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ISBN-13: 9780824812553
Published: November 1990

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  • About the Book
  • The history of Korea in the twentieth century has been a grim succession of oppressions, humiliations, and betrayals. Yet through it all, modern Korean writers have been able not only to find their own distinctive voices but to forge a national literature that speaks eloquently of the survival of the human spirit in times of crisis.

    This anthology includes the finest translations available of representative works in all the major genres, including poetry, fiction, essays, and drama. Readers will gain a clear sense of the development of twentieth-century Korean literature and a vivid impression of the resilience, strength, and tenacity of modern Korean writers.

  • 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.