A history of Korean literature by Peter H. Lee

By Peter H. Lee

This accomplished narrative background of Korean literature offers crucial info for students and scholars in addition to others. Combining heritage and feedback, the examine displays the newest scholarship and contains an account of the improvement of all genres. In 25 chapters, it covers twentieth-century poetry, fiction through girls, and the literature of North Korea. it will likely be an enormous contribution to the sphere and a examine that may stay for a few years the first source for learning Korean literature.

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Or sogyo ). Typical Kory˘o songs – chain verses Kory˘o songs (Y˘oyo with no set number of stanzas – are characterized by a recurrent refrain either in the middle or at the end of each stanza. The theme of most of these anonymous songs is love. ). Late Chos˘on master singer of p’ansori especially Ko Sugwan known for “Song of Love” from Song of Ch’unhyang. The poet Sin Wi (1769–1845) invited him to his home several times. ˘ (b. 1933). , 1986–97). ˘ (1531–1605). Poet of Chinese poetry and sijo. Ko Ungch’˘ ok Ku Hyegy˘ong (b.

Journal sponsored by the colonial government and edited by Ch’oe Chaes˘o (1908–64). (1206–89). Monk of the Meditation school and compiler of Iry˘on Samguk yusa (Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms, 1285), which records the texts of 14 hyangga in hyangch’al orthography. (Treading frost). Anonymous Kory˘o love song of 13 lines “Isang kok” with no stanzaic division and a refrain in line 3 spoken by a woman. (The plum in the golden vase, or Gold Vase Plum). Jin Ping Mei A major anonymous full-length Chinese fiction of manners published around 1617.

661–81). Writer of the 10-line hyangga “W˘on wangsaeng Kwangd˘ok (Prayer to Amit¯ayus). ka” Kw˘on Che (1387–1445). Son of Kw˘on K˘un and graduate of the 1429 examination who, with others, drafted Songs of Flying Dragons and presented it to King Sejong in 1445. (b. 1925). North Korean writer of fiction including Kw˘on Ch˘ongung Paegilhong (Crape myrtle, 1961) on socialist nation building. (1532–87). Writer of the sijo sequence “Hang˘o sipp’al Kw˘on Homun kok” (Eighteen songs of idle life) and another cycle, “Tongnak p’algok” (Eight songs of solitary enjoyment), in ky˘onggi-ch’e form.

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