마른꽃

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한림출판사, Jan 1, 2006 - Fiction - 154 pages
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Part of the Modern Korean Short Stories Series, the short story "Weathered Blossom" illustrates elders in love, but also discerns the substance of love, and distance between reality and feeling of love. The lady believes that love is beautiful only with lust, as it is the only way to be blinded. Thus she realizes elders in love can not be anything but a charming facade then humbly accepts reality. However, to say her lustless love is not beautiful is incorrect, as she humbly accepts the limitation of age and reality. -Lee Nam-ho, Literary Critic and Porfessor at Korea University

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Really nice book. It talks about a traditional Korean woman who is aging. Her fears are so real ... Read full review

Review: Weathered Blossom =: Marun Kkot

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Really nice book. It talks about a traditional Korean woman who is aging. Her fears are so real ... Read full review

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Park Wan-suh was born in Gaepung, Gyeonggi province in 1931. She entered Seoul National University majoring in Korean literature in 1950 but dropped out due to the Korean War. She debuted as an author with her prize novel “The Naked Tree” sponsored by Woman Donga Magazine in her 40s, in 1970 after she had devoted her life to her husband and her children for many years as a housewife. She has won numerous awards, such as the Author in Korean Literature Award in 1980 with her novel “During Three Days of Autumn,” the 5th Yi Sang Literature Award with “Momma's Stake” in 1981, Republic of Korea Literature Award (1990), the 3rd Isan Literature Award with “Illusion” in 1991, the 38th Contemporary Literature Award (1993) with “Dreaming Incubator,” the 25th Dongin Literature Award (1994) with “My Last Possession on Earth,” the 5th Daesan Literature Award (1997) with “Was That Mountain Really There?,” and the 1st Hwang Sun-won Literature Award (2001) with “In the Memory of Missing.”

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