By Peter H. Lee

ISBN-10: 0521828589

ISBN-13: 9780521828581

This finished narrative historical past of Korean literature presents crucial info for students and scholars in addition to others. Combining historical past and feedback, the research displays the most recent scholarship and contains an account of the advance of all genres. In 25 chapters, it covers twentieth-century poetry, fiction via ladies, and the literature of North Korea. it will likely be a tremendous contribution to the sphere and a research that may stay for a few years the first source for learning Korean literature.

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Song bewailing the “Hwaj˘on ka” lot of a woman who became a widow 5 times. (fl. 1506–44). Under the professional name Hwang Chini (“Bright Moon”), she studied the Confucian canon “My˘ongw˘ol” and excelled in poetry in Chinese, calligraphy, music, and sijo. Said to , a royal kinsman, and another to have written a sijo to Py˘okkyesu the philosopher S˘o Ky˘ongd˘ok (1499–1546). Her 4 sijo in Ch’˘onggu y˘ong˘on (Songs of green hills) affect the reader by infusing desire for her lovers with an exquisite sense of her own subjectivity.

For more see Kkoktu kaksi. (1901–81). Poet and writer of historical fiction on Pak Chonghwa the sixteenth-century Japanese invasion of Korea (1955) and Great King Sejong (1977). (1904–88). Socially committed woman writer of fiction. ). North Korean writer of fiction. (1561–1643). Soldier and poet who wrote 68 sijo and 7 kasa. Pak Illo Pak Illyang (c. 1069). Kory˘o writer and putative compiler of Sui ch˘on (Tales of the extraordinary). (1926–56). Member of the Hubangi coterie and poet who Pak Inhwan wrote on spiritual anguish but was criticized for uncritical acceptance of Western poetry.

Old-style verse). Chinese verse genre that emerged in the second gushi century. A poem consists of tetra-, penta- or heptasyllabic lines of uniform length; rhyme and parallelism occur, but without the rules of tonal parallelism. (Collection in celebration of liberation, Haebang kiny˘om sijip 1945). Anthology of 24 pieces. (Songs of Korea, 1763, 1775). Anthology of sijo Haedong kayo . Two editions exist: the chronologically arranged by Kim Sujang first contains 568 pieces; the second, 638. “Haega” (Song of the sea).

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