Cho Sun Jak is a prolific South Korean writer of many novels and short stories. Many of his works have been adapted successfully as TV dramas and films, but very few of his works have been available in English till now. He presents an honest and frank view of the reality behind the successful development of modern Korea, with humor and sensitivity. The well-known novella, qThe Preview, q depicts the Korean War through the eyes of a young boy, and the other stories in this collection reflect the aftermath of the war, the desperate lives of the poor, the corruption of moral values, and the pathos of the lives of good-hearted prostitutes. The translations capture well the atmosphere and values of the period in which the stories were written. Detailed notes clarify linguistic points and the social and cultural context.I was still standing absent-mindedly in the middle of the courtyard andjust nodded slightly to Ki-uk. My wife seemed to be checking thoroughly every nook and cranny, both inside and out, as if she were trying to catch lice. And she appeared toanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Preview and Other Stories|
|Author||:||Sŏn-jak Cho, Chan Young Kim, David R. Carter|
|Publisher||:||Jain Publishing Company - 2003|