Eastern Sentiments Taejun Yi

ISBN: 9780231149440

Published: July 1st 2009

Hardcover

189 pages


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Eastern Sentiments  by  Taejun Yi

Eastern Sentiments by Taejun Yi
July 1st 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 189 pages | ISBN: 9780231149440 | 10.48 Mb

The Confucian gentleman scholars of the Choson dynasty (1392-1910) often published short anecdotes exemplifying their values and aesthetic concerns. In modern Seoul one scholar in particular would excel at adapting this style to a contemporaryMoreThe Confucian gentleman scholars of the Choson dynasty (1392-1910) often published short anecdotes exemplifying their values and aesthetic concerns. In modern Seoul one scholar in particular would excel at adapting this style to a contemporary readership: Yi Taejun.Yi Taejun was a prolific and influential writer of colonial Korea and an acknowledged master of the short story and essay.

He also wrote numerous novels and was an influential editor of cultural news. Born in northern Korea in 1904, Yi Taejun settled in Seoul after a restless youth that included several years of study in Japan. In 1946, he moved to Soviet-occupied northern Korea, but by 1956, a purge of southern communists forced him into exile.

His subsequent whereabouts cannot be confirmed, though rumors claim Yi returned to Pyongyang, only to be exiled once more. It is believed Yi Taejun passed away between 1960 and 1980, but his works were not made available until 1988, when South Korean censorship laws concerning authors who had sided with the north were eased.The essays in this collection reflect Yis distinct voice and lyrical expression, revealing thoughts on a variety of subjects, from gardens to immigrant villages in Manchuria, from antiques to colonial assimilation, and from fishing to the recovery of Koreas past.

Yi laments the passing of tradition with keen sensibility yet, at the same time, celebrates human perseverance in the face of loss and change. Most important, his essays recount the authors attempt to re-experience the past and keep it alive against absorption into the Japanese nation.Janet Poole faithfully reproduces Yis complex craft, retaining his idiosyncratic tone and narrative. A brilliant introduction to a remarkable prose stylist, Eastern Sentiments eloquently complicates the historical, political, and aesthetic concerns of Orientalism.



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