Shrapnel and other stories

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White Pine Press, Jun 1, 2002 - Education - 176 pages
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Exquisitely translated by Hyun-jae Yee Sallee, these stories by one of Korea’s most revered storytellers reflect poignantly on the lives of ordinary people in the midst of the economic miracle that has been taking place in Korea since the end of the Korean War. Having seen their homeland split in two, they cannot cope with the progress that is inexorably wiping out the last vestiges of the Korea they loved and knew. Lost and confused, they experience not only an identity crisis but question the entire meaning of life.

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Contents

Translators Note
7
The Blazing Sun
85
Shrapnel
103
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Lee was born in Osaka, Japan. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious literary awards, including the Modern Literature Award. Presently he lives in Seoul where he is a professor at Choong-ang University.

Sallee has received translation grants from the Daesan Foundation and the Korea Culture and Arts Foundation.

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