Land of Exile: Contemporary Korean Fiction

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Marshall R. Pihl, Bruce Fulton, Ju-Chan Fulton
M.E. Sharpe, Jan 1, 2007 - Fiction - 343 pages
Since its original publication in 1993, this powerful collection has become the standard English language anthology of post-1945 Korean short fiction, a vivid gateway to the history, society, and culture of contemporary South Korea, reflecting the poignant motif of exile in Korea's experience of modernity. This new edition has been expanded to include four new stories - Scarlet Fingernails (1987) by Kim Minsuk; The Last Hanak'o (1992) by Ch'oe Yun, one of Korea's most important living writers; Conviction(2003) by Ch'oe Such'ol; and From Powder to Powder (2004) by Kim Hung - adding two important women's voices and extending the anthology's range into the new millennium. None of the stories in this expanded edition remains in print in any other volume, and Conviction and From Powder to Powder appear here in English for the first time.

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Contents

The Post Horse Curse Y6ngma 1948
13
Mountains San 1956
29
Kapitan Ri Kk6ppittan Ri 1962
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Marshall Pihl is Associate Professor of Korean Literature at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Ju-Chan Fulton is, with Bruce Fulton, the cotranslator of The Dwarf by Cho Se-hui and Trees on a Slope by Hwang Sun-won.

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