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Land of Exile: Contemporary Korean Fiction (expanded edition)

From the publisher’s website:

An anthology of contemporary Korean fiction including: “The Wife and Children”; “The Post Horse Curse”; “Mountains”; “Kapitan Ri”; “The Winter”; and “A Dream of Good Fortune.”

LKL adds: the collection contains the following stories:

Ch’ae Man-Sik: The Wife and Children (1948)
Kim Dong-ni: The Post Horse Curse (1948)
Hwang Sun-won: Mountains (1956)
Chŏn Kwang-yong : Kapitan Ri (1962)
Kim Seung-ok: Seoul, 1964, Winter  (1965)
Ch’oe In-ho: The Boozer (1970)
Hwang Sok-yong: A Dream of Good Fortune (1973)
Park Wan-suh: Winter Outing (1975)
Cho Chŏng-nae : Land of Exile (1977)
Yun Hŭng-gil: The Man Who Was Left as Nine Pairs of Shoes (1977)
Oh Jung-Hee: The Bronze Mirror (1982)
Im Cheol-woo: A Shared Journey (1984)
Kim Min-suk: Scarlet Fingernails (1987)
Ch’oe Yun: The Last of Hanak’o (1992)
Ch’oe Such’ol: Conviction (2003)
Kim Hoon: From Powder to Powder (2004)

Originally published in September 1993 and republished in 2007 with four additional stories.

Read a review by Charles Montgomery here. Entry on here.

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