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ISBN-10: 0231181019
ISBN-13: 9780231181013
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 06/06/2017
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 5.90" W, 0.70" H

Sunset: A Ch’ae Manshik Reader

Translator: Bruce Fulton
Translator: Ju-Chan Fulton

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Price: $32.00

Overview

Ch’ae Manshik is one of the most accomplished modern Korean writers yet is underrepresented in English translation because of the challenges posed by his distinctive voice and colloquial style. Sunset: A Ch’ae Manshik Reader is the first English-language anthology of his works and features a variety of genres–novella, short fiction, anecdotal essay, travel writing, children’s story, one-act play, three-act play, and roundtable discussion.

This anthology moves beyond the usual “representative works” to provide a well-rounded selection of writing by one of Korea’s most innovative and memorable voices, drawing on Ch’ae’s ten-volume Complete Works. This edition also provides a comprehensive introduction outlining the limitations of existing approaches to Ch’ae. It contextualizes the anthology’s contents both in terms of the author’s career and the rich Korean tradition of intertextuality and intermediality that he reflects from the country’s earliest times to the new millennium.

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Sunset offers a wonderful introduction to the wide variety of writing being published in colonial and postcolonial Korea, all through the lens of the writer Ch'ae Manshik. Ch'ae is best known and loved today for his novels, but here we rediscover him as a man of many talents, whose work managed to cross the lines between popular style and social critique with great success.–Janet Poole, author of When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea
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ISBN-10: 0231181019
ISBN-13: 9780231181013
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 06/06/2017
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 5.90" W, 0.70" H
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