On the Eve of the Uprising and Other Stories from Colonial Korea
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300pp. March 2010
On the Eve of the Uprising and Other Stories from Colonial Korea
Translator: Park, Sunyoung ; Gatrall, Jefferson J. A.;
Collected here are translations into English of six classic stories from colonial Korea (1910-1945) as well as the time of liberation (1945-1948). Each piece takes a different perspective on a defining process in Korean history--the colonization and modernization under Japanese rule. The volume demonstrates the rich variety of registers, settings, styles, and thematic concerns that characterized the literary production of early modern Korea.The editor's introduction places the collection in the context of modern Korean literary history, and short biographies precede each story. In its judicious selection of classic texts, On the Eve of the Uprising and Other Stories from Colonial Korea offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the intellectual complexity and artistic richness of colonial Korean literature.

Cornell East Asia Series #149
Distributed for the Cornell University East Asia Program
"On the Eve of the Uprising is a collection of six stories from the colonial era, with a brief introduction and glossary. According to the translator, the book is intended to contribute to the knowledge of “the founding period” of modern Korean literature and “to meet the rising demand for colonial stories in translation in recent times” (p. xvii). Park is commended for her choice of the primary texts, available in English translation for the first time through this volume. The six narratives are interesting not only for their socio-historical reflections, but also for their presentation of diverse literary forms, styles, and themes employed by colonial-period writers." —Journal of Asian Studies
Translator: Park, Sunyoung ; Gatrall, Jefferson J. A.;
Acknowledgements
Introduction

1 "On the Eve of the Uprising" by Yŏm Sangsŏp, Mansejŏn, 1924
2 "Escape" by Ch'oe Sŏhae, T'alch'ulgi, 1924
3 "Samnyong the Mute" by Na Tohyang, Pŏngŏri Samnyongi, 1925
4 "A Day in the Life of Kubo the Novelist" by Pak T'aewŏn, Sosŏlga Kubo Ss ŭi iril, 1934
5 "Barley" by Kim Namch'ŏn, Maek, 1941
6 "Before and After Liberation" by Yi T'aejun, Haebang chŏnhu, 1946

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