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The Rainy Spell

The Portable Library of Korean Literature 09

by Heung-gil Yun
Original title: Changma

size: 18.8x12cm; 102 pages. publisher: Jimoondang, 2002.

About this book

The Rainy Spell, first published in 1978, is still rated as one of the finest short stories to deal with the Korean War experience. Because it was a war in which a homogeneous race slaughtered each other, the Korean War left a wound in the Korean psyche that is still not completely healed after half a century. The Momentous encounter between the two grandmothers with sons in the opposing war camps is innocently reported by a child who gets caught up in the grown-upsĄŻ games of hate, The final reconciliation between the women holds out a hope for healing and transcendence.

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