Early Korean Literature: Selections and Introductions

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byDavid McCann

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-- JaHyun Kim Haboush, University of Illinois, translator of The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong

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-- JaHyun Kim Haboush, University of Illinois, translator of The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong

David R. McCann is Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. His publications include Selected Poems of Sô Chôngju and Form and Freedom in Korean Poetry.

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 6, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231505744

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Table of Contents

A Brief History of Korean Literature to the Nineteenth Century
Part 1: An Anthology of Korean Literature
The "Samguk sagi"(1145)
"Song of the Oriole''
The "Samguk yusa" (1285)
Book 1: Tan'gun ("Ancient Chosìn")
Book 2: The Story of Lady Suro
Book 2: Ch'ìyong and Manghae Temple
Book 2: King Mu
Koryì Songs
"Would You Go?''
"Song of Green Mountains''
History as Literature: The Political and Cultural Transition from Koryì to Chosìn
The "Sijo" Exchange Between Yi Pang-wìn and Chìng Mong-ju
The "Koryìsa": The "History of Koryì"
Book 2: The Ten Injunctions and the Death of Wang Kìn
Book 117: Biographies: Chìng Mong-ju
"Song of the Dragons Flying to Heaven"
Early Chosìn (1392--1598)
"Sijo" Songs
"Song of the Five Friends'' by Yun Sìn-do
"Sijo" by Chìng Ch'ìl
"Sijo" Ascribed to "Kisaeng"
"Song to Spring'' by Chìng Kñg-in
"Song of Longing'' by Chìng Ch'ìl
"Song of a Humble Life'' by Pak Il-lo
"Married Sorrow'' by Hì Nansìrhìn
"Hanmun": Poems and Prose in Chinese
"Hansi" by Yi Kyu-bo and Others
"Hansi" by Hì Nansìrhìn
"Hansi" by Lady Chìng and Other Women
"The Story of Master Hì'' by Pak Chi-wìn
Part 2: Negotiations in Korean Literary Culture
The Story of Ch'ìyong: A Parable of Literary Negotiation
Song of the Dragons Flying to Heaven: Negotiating History
Performance and Korean "Sijo" Verse: Negotiating Difference

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Early Korean Literature presents a provocative theory of the role of 'literary culture' in Korean literature.