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The Golden Phoenix

Editor: Suh Ji-moon
Author: , , , , , ,
Translated by:
Publisher: , 1998.
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A collection of seven short stories providing a picture of Korean family life in the 1940s to the 1990s. Their themes include family and community ties, respect for tradition, survival in the face of repeated national disasters, and wrenching social upheaval.

The collection contains the following stories:

Ch’oe Yun: The Flower with Thirteen Fragrances
Kim Yŏng-hyŏn: The Mural
Oh Jung-Hee: The Monument Intersection
Yi Mun-gu: The Sunset over My Hometown
Yi Mun-yol: The Golden Phoenix
Yun Hu-myŏng: The Girl from the Wind-Whipped House
Yun Hŭng-gil: The Rainy Spell

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