Kang Kyong-ae,Samuel Perry's From Wonso Pond: A Korean Novel PDF

By Kang Kyong-ae,Samuel Perry

ISBN-10: 1558616012

ISBN-13: 9781558616011

A vintage innovative novel of the Thirties and the 1st entire paintings written via a lady earlier than the Korean conflict to be released in English, From Wonso Pond transforms the affection triangle among 3 protagonists right into a revealing portrait of the residing stipulations that ended in sleek Korea, either North and South.

"A fatherless younger woman now poised to develop into the sufferer of [the landlord's] lecherous fangs and paws," starts off one of many unique newspaper teasers describing From Wonso Pond and the destiny of its heroine, Sonbi. In a plot wealthy with Dickensian overtones, the unconventional paints a brilliant photo of existence in what's now North Korea in the course of the eyes of Sonbi, her youth neighbor, Ch’otchae, and a stressed legislation pupil, Sinch’ol, as they trip individually from a small, impoverished village governed via the lecherous land baron to the port urban of Inch’on.

But lifestyles is rarely more straightforward there, as Sonbi wears herself out boiling silk threads twelve hours an afternoon whereas Ch’otchae and Sinch’ol load rice at the docks. All 3 get involved with underground activists, battling the oppression of kingdom and town, in addition to their eastern colonial rulers.

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