Pub. Date: Jan. 2003
Paperback: 83 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 7.48 x 4.72 x 0.27
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About This Book
One of modern Korea's most prestigious short story writers, Hwang Soon-won
(1915-2000) dealt with characters of all ages and classes in his stories. Born
near Pyeongyang in present day North Korea, he began his writing career at age
16, and published eight volumes of short story collections, seven novels and 104
poems during his lifetime. He is best known for the poignant short story "Sonagi"
(Shower). "A Man" contains his three masterpiece stories, including "The Dog of
Crossover Village" and "Bibari." These pieces showcase Hwang's unique narrative
style and artistic imagination. "The Dog of Crossover Village" (1948) describes
the fate of an outsider in a hierarchical society and also portrays the tragic
lives of Korean people and their endeavor to keep their nationality under
Japanese colonial occupation. "A Man" (1954) offers wry commentary on gender
relations by depicting a hapless fellow in relationships. "Bibari" (1956), a
female diver, tells the story of separated families during the Korean War,
offering glimpses of life on Jejudo, the island located off the southern tip of
the Korean peninsula.
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