A Ready-made Life: Early Masters of Modern Korean Fiction

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University of Hawaii Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 191 pages
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The 16 stories in this volume present an introduction to modern Korean fiction. They reveal a variety of voices, settings, styles and concerns and beneath the often gloomy surface lies an anti-colonial subtext. An introduction places the stories in their historical context.
 

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Contents

A Society That Drives You to Drink Hyon Chingon
17
The Rotary Press Yom Sangsop
32
An Idiots Delight Yi Taejun
46
The Photograph and the Letter Kim Tongin
81
A Descendant of the Hwarang Kim Tongni
107
Wife Kim Yujong
121
Mystery Woman Yi Kwangsu
143
The Barbershop Boy Pak Taewon
161
The Mule Hwang Sunwon
179
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Chong-un is president of the Korea Research Foundation in Seoul and former president of Seoul National University.

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