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My Innocent Uncle
My Innocent Uncle
My Innocent Uncle
Item#: 9788988095652
Regular price: $9.45
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Product Description
Author: Ch'ae Man-Shik
Publisher: Jimoondang
Pub. Date: Jan. 2003
Paperback: 113 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 7.44 x 4.72 x 0.31

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>>>This book is written in English.

About This Book

Written by one of the greatest figures in modern Korean literature, Ch'ae Man-shik (1902-1950), this collection contains three of his finest short stories, including his masterpiece "A Ready-made Life (Redi-meideu insaeng)." His penetrating mind, command of idioms, highly realistic dialogue and keen wit produced his unique style of fiction. The immediacy of the narrative makes the readers feel as if they are actually in the presence of the storyteller. One of the three entries, "My Innocent Uncle" satirizes idealistic Korean socialists as well as opportunistic Koreans who collaborated with the Japanese colonialists. Originally serialized in the magazine Shindong-a from May to July 1934, "A Ready-made Life" concerns the plight of young unemployed intellectuals who perpetually make the rounds of publishing houses, pawnshops and cheap bars in a colonized society. "Once upon a Paddy" suggests that Korean peasants under the Japanese colonial rule were no worse off than they were during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).

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