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By David McCann

ISBN-10: 0231119461

ISBN-13: 9780231119467

ISBN-10: 0231505744

ISBN-13: 9780231505741

Preeminent student and translator David R. McCann offers an anthology of his personal translations of works ranging around the significant genres and authors of Korean writing―stories, legends, poems, ancient vignettes, and different works―and a collection of severe essays on significant themes.

A short heritage of conventional Korean literature orients the reader to the historic context of the writings, hence bringing into concentration this wealthy literary culture. The anthology of translations starts with the Samguk sagi, or History of the 3 Kingdoms, written in 1145, and ends with "The tale of grasp Hô," written within the past due 1700s. 3 exploratory essays of specific subtlety and lucidity elevate interpretive and comparative concerns that supply an artistic, subtle framework for imminent the choices.

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The tree with deep roots does not tremble in winds; its flowers are perfect, its fruit abundant. Waters rising from deep sources do not vanish in drought; forming a river they flow on to the sea.   The King of Chou residing at Pin Valley there began the works of empire. Our ancestor residing in Kyo˘nghu˘ng there began the works of the kingdom.   When he ventured among the barbarians and the barbarians came to threaten, he moved to Lofty Mountain, and this was part of heaven’s doing.

The king happened to be resting by a tree and noticed the orioles fluttering around each other affectionately. He composed a song about his feelings. The song was as follows: Fluttering, the orioles male and female together, so. Reminded of my loneliness; with whom will I ever go? The Samguk yusa ()  THE SAMGUK YUSA () The Samguk yusa, Remnants of the Three Kingdoms, was compiled over a period of several years by the Buddhist monk Iryo˘n (–). Quite deliberately assembled as a supplement to Kim Pu-sik’s Samguk sagi, the yusa draws together a wide assortment of myths, legends, genealogies, histories, Buddhist tales, observations by the compiler, and other materials.

In the Three Kingdoms Chronicle, he (So˘dong) is referred to as the son of King Po˘p, while here as a widowed woman’s son. There is no way to decide between the two accounts. ” and “Song of Green Mountains” are included in the sixteenth-century Akchang kasa, Akchang Texts. It has been pointed out that “Song of Green Mountains” can be read in at least two different ways: as the lament of people forced by hard times to scavenge for food, and as a cheerful song of upper-class enjoyment of the rustic life.

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