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The Cry of the Harp and other Korean short stories

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Publisher: , 1983
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Volume 2 of “The Best Korean Short Stories”

Contains the following stories by Choe Cheong-hui:

  • Chomnye
  • Round and Round the Pagoda
  • The Cry of the Harp
  • The Ritual at the Well

LKL says:

Probably not worth tracking down this collection.

Strangely, all the stories apart from Cry of the Harp itself are also included in my copy of Volume 1 of “The Best Korean Short Stories” – the collection entitled The Cruel City. But as noted in the entry there, I think my copy of that volume may be a rogue edition.

The other tales are included in the more generous Choe Cheong-hui collection published by Eastbridge, The Cry of the Harp: Selected Works of Choe Chung-Hui

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

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