Kashil and Best Essays by Yi Kwang-su

Kashil and Best Essays by Yi Kwang-su

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Yi Kwang-su was one of the pioneers of modern Korean literature. Throughout his lifetime, 1892 to 1950, Yi wrote twenty-seven novels, numerous short stories, essays, and poems. Most were written during the Japanese colonization of Korea until 1945. In qKashil and Best Essays by Yi Kwang-su, q Chung-Nan Lee Kim, Yi's daughter, translates a series of short stories written by her father. Yi Kwang-su contemplates serious topics, such as the purpose of life, destiny, the meaning of death, and reincarnation, and he does so by reflecting on events in his own life and those around him. qKashilq was based on a short tale described in the qHistory of Three Kindgdoms.q It is considered Yi's landmark historical novel that depicts the destiny of an individual in the context of history. qMemories of My Child Pong-Aq describes Yi's devastating sorrow, despair, and self-remorse upon the death of his son Pong-keun whose death strengthened his devotion to Buddhism. qThe Narrative of Selling the Houseq and qThe Crow Cawsq are important works representing a category of stories based on Yi's private life. With a Buddhist influence, the works qin Kashil and Best Essays by Yi Kwang-suq reflect the enlightenment ideology of social, educational, economic, political, and cultural reform for Korean self-strengthening, national consciousness, and independence.Chung-Nan Lee Kim translated seven essays and one short story from the complete works of Yi Kwang-su, published in 1962 by Sam Joong Dang, Seoul, Korea. This collection comprises twenty volumes. The number of the volume containinganbsp;...

Title:Kashil and Best Essays by Yi Kwang-su
Author: Translated by Chung-Nan Lee Kim
Publisher:Archway Publishing - 2014-12-19

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