A Brief History of Korean Literature

by Piero Scaruffi (E-mail)
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Ho Kyun (Korea, 1569): "Hong Kil-tong Chon/ Tale of Hong Kil-tong" (16##)
Kim Man-jung (Korea, 1637): "Kuunmong/ Dream of the Nine Clouds" (16##)
Kim Man-jung (Korea, 1637): "Sassi Namjonggi/ Record of Lady Sa's Southward Journey" (1692)
"Ch'unhyangjon/ Tale of Ch'un-hyang" (Korea, 170#)
Pak Chi-won (Korea, 1737): "Hosaengjon/ The Tale of Scholar Ho" (17##)
Yi In-jik (Korea, 1862): "Hyoluinu/ Tears of Blood" (1906)
Yi Hae-cho (Korea, 1869): "Chayujong/ The Freedom Bell" (19##)
Han Yong-un (Korea, 1879): "Nimui Ch'immuk/ Thy Silence" (1926) [p]
Ch'oe Ch'an-shik (Korea, 1886): "Ch'uwolsaek/ The Color of the Autumn Moon" (1912)
Yi Kwang-su (Korea, 1892): "Mujong/ Heartlessness" (1917)
Ch'oe Nam-son (Korea, 1886): "Poems" (1957) [p]
Yom Sang-sop (Korea, 1897): "P'yobonshilui Ch'nonggaeguri/ Green Frog in the Specimen Gallery" (1921)
Yom Sang-sop (Korea, 1897): "Samdae/ The Three Generations" (1931)
Hyon Chin-gon (Korea, 1900): "Unsu Choun Nal/ The Lucky Day" (1924)
Chu Yo-han (Korea, 1900): "Pullori/ Fireworks" (1919) [p]
Ch'ae Man-shik (Korea, 1902): "T'angnyu/ The Muddy Stream" (1938)
Kim So-wol (Korea, 1903): "Chindallae Kkot/ Azaleas" (1925) [p]
Yi T'ae-jun (Korea, 1904): "Kkamagwi/ The Crow" (1936)
Yi Hyo-sok (Korea, 1907): "Memilkkot P'il Muryop/ When the Buckwheat Flowers Bloom" (1936)
Kim Yu-jong (Korea, 1908): "Tongbaek Kkot/ Camellia Blossoms" (1936)
Pak T'ae-won (Korea, 1909): "Sosolga Kubossiui Iril (Days of Kubo the Novelist) (1934)
Pak T'ae-won (Korea, 1909): "Ch'eonbyon P'unggyong/ Views by the Riverside" (1937)
Kim Tong-ri (Korea, 1911): "Munyodo/ The Portrait of the Shaman" (1936)
An Su-kil (Korea, 1911): "Pukkando" (1959)
Yi Sang (Korea, 1912): "Nalgae/ Wings" (1936)
Hwang Sun-won (Korea, 1915): "Umjiginun Song/ The Moving Castle" (1972)
Yi Bom-son (Korea, 1920): "Obalt'an/ A Bullet Misfired" (1959)
Kim Su-yong (Korea, 1921): "Tallara Cui Changnan/ The Prank of the Moonland" (1959) [p]
Ch'oe In-hun (Korea, 1920): "Kwangjang/ The Square" (1960)
Pak Kyong-ri (Korea, 1927): "Pulshin Shidae/ The Age of Mistrust" (1957)
Pak Kyong-ri (Korea, 1927): "T'oji/ The Land" (1973) +
Shin Tong-yop (Korea, 1930): "Kumgang/ The Kumgang River" (1967) [p] +
Pak Wan-so (Korea, 1931): "Hwich'aonggorinun Ohu/ The Reeling Afternoon" (1977)
Ko Un (Korea, 1933): "Maninbo/ Ten Thousand Lives" (2006) [p] +
Ko Un (Korea, 1933): "Hwaomkyong/ The Avatamsaka Sutra" (1991)
Ko Un (Korea, 1933): "Paektu-san/ Paektu Mountain" (2011) [p]
Pak Jae-sam (Korea, 1933): "Ulum i t'anun Kang/ The Saddened River" (1987) [p]
Shin Kyong-rim (Korea, 1935): "Nongmu/ Farmer's Dance" (1973)
Yi Mun-gu (Korea, 1941): "Kwanch'on Sup'il/ Kwanch'on Essays" (1977)
Kim Chi-ha (Korea, 1941): "T'anun Mongmarum Uro/ Towards a Thirst" (1982) [p]
Kim Won-il (Korea, 1942): "Noul/ Sunset" (1978)
Cho Se-hui (Korea, 1942): "Nanjang-iga Ssoa Ollin Chagun Kong/ Small Ball Thrown by a Dwarf" (1978)
Hwang Sok-yong (Korea, 1943): "Kaekchi/ The Strange Land" (1970)
Hwang Sok-yong (Korea, 1943): "Samp'o Kanun Kil/ The Road to Samp'o" (2000)
Cho/Jo Jong-rae (Korea, 1943): "T'aebaeksanmaek/ The T'aebaeksan Mountains" (198#)
Yi Mun-yol (Korea, 1948): "Uridurui Ilgurojin Yongung/ Our Twisted Hero" (1988) +
Yi Mun-yol (Korea, 1948): "Shiin/ The Poet" (1992)
Han Kang (Korea, 1970): "The Vegetarian" (2007) +
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