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Lonesome Jar

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Publisher: , 2020.
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Translator’s note:

“Lonesome Jar” is a collection of 20 short fables expressing wisdom about life. These beautiful editions of translations of Jeong Ho-seung’s “children’s stories for grown-ups” benefit from the illustrations from the Korean editions.

Contents: Author’s Preface • 5 | A Hangari Jar • 13 | Lovebirds • 22 | Flood Tide and Ebb Tide • 30 | The Tale of a Cactus • 37 | A Hand Mirror • 43 | Water and Fire • 50 | Surprise Lilies • 56 | The Seomjingang River • 64 | The Young Flowering Cherry • 74 | Shared Pain, Shared Joy • 83 | Because I Exist You Can Exist • 89 | Two Paulownia Trees • 97 | The Kalavinka • 103 | Weasel Pagoda • 114 | The Sorrow of Flies in Autumn • 123 | The Story of a Hand • 129 | One Grain of Wheat • 136 | A Carp • 153 | The Woodpecker • 162 | A Pine Tree and an Apple Tree Talk • 173 | Tales like a Picture Diary Written with a Pencil • 180

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