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Author Hwang, Sun-won, 1915-2000.
Title Short stories. Selections. English
Lost souls : stories / Hwang Sunwon ; translated from the Korean by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2010.

Author Hwang, Sun-won, 1915-2000.
Series Weatherhead books on Asia
Weatherhead books on Asia.
Subject Hwang, Sun-won, 1915-2000 -- Translations into English.
Short stories, Korean -- Translations into English.
Korea (South) -- Fiction.
Alt Name Fulton, Bruce.
Fulton, Ju-Chan.
Description 1 online resource (354 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary These captivating short stories portray three major periods in modern Korean history: the forces of colonial modernity during the late 1930s; the postcolonial struggle to rebuild society after four decades of oppression, emasculation, and cultural exile (1945 to 1950); and the attempt to reconstruct a shattered land and a traumatized nation after the Korean War. Lost Souls echoes the exceptional work of China's Shen Congwen and Japan's Kawabata Yasunari. Modernist narratives set in the metropolises of Tokyo and Pyongyang alternate with starkly realistic portraits of rural life. Surrealist tales suggest the unsettling sensation of colonial domination, while stories of the outcast embody the thrill and terror of independence and survival in a land dominated by tradition and devastated by war. Written during the chaos of 1945, "Booze" recounts a fight between Koreans for control of a former Japanese-owned distillery. "Toad" relates the suffering created by hundreds of thousands of returning refugees, and stories from the 1950s confront the catastrophes of the Korean War and the problematic desire for autonomy. Visceral and versatile, Lost Souls is a classic work on the possibilities of transition that showcases the innovation and craftsmanship of a consummate -- and widely celebrated -- storyteller.
Note Print version record.
Contents The Pond; THE POND; SCARECROW; ADVERBIAL AVENUE; THE PLAYERS; TRUMPET SHELLS; SWINE; THE BROKEN REED; PASSING RAIN; THE OFFERING; THE GARDENER; AUTUMN WITH PIANO; MANTIS; CUSTOM; The Dog of Crossover Village; BOOZE; THE TOAD; HOUSE; BULLS; TO SMOKE A CIGARETTE; MY FATHER; THE DOG OF CROSSOVER VILLAGE; Lost Souls; DEATHLESS; LOST SOULS; PIBARI; VOICES; AFTERWORD.
Note In English.
ISBN 0231149689 (electronic bk.)
9780231149686 (electronic bk.)
9780231520508 (electronic bk.)
0231520506 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612796562
10.7312/hwan14968
OCLC # 676814323
Additional Format Print version: 9786612796562


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