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The Resource River of fire and other stories, O Chŏnghŭi ; translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton

River of fire and other stories, O Chŏnghŭi ; translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton

Label
River of fire and other stories
Title
River of fire and other stories
Statement of responsibility
O Chŏnghŭi ; translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
O Chonghui is an immensely accomplished author, having won both the Yi Sang and Tongin awards, Korea's most prestigious prizes for fiction. Translations of her works into Japanese, English, French, and other languages have earned her international acclaim, generating comparisons with Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Munro, and Virginia Woolf. O Chonghui crafts historically-rooted yet timeless tales imagining core human experiences from a female point of view. Together with Pak Wanso (Park Wan-suh), she formed a powerful challenge to the conservative literary establishment in Korea, becoming one of the most astute observers of its society and the place of tradition within it. These nine stories range from O's first published work in 1968 to one of her last publications in 1994. Her early stories are compact, often chilling accounts of family dysfunction, reflecting the decline of traditional, agrarian economics and the rise of urban, industrial living. Later stories are more expansive, weaving eloquent, occasionally wistful reflections on lost love and tradition together with provocative explorations of sexuality and gender. O makes use of flashbacks, interior monologues, and stream-of-consciousness in her narratives, developing themes of abandonment and loneliness in a carefully cultivated, dispassionate tone. Her nameless narrators stand in for the average individual, struggling to cope with emotional rootlessness and a yearning for permanence in family and society. Arguably the first female Korean fiction writer to follow Virginia Woolf's dictum to do away with the egoless, self-sacrificing "angel in the house," O Chonghui is a crucial figure in the history of modern Korean literature, on par with Kim Sowol, Hwang Sunwon, and Yi T'aejun
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O, Chŏng-hŭi
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fulton, Bruce
  • Fulton, Ju-Chan
Series statement
Weatherhead Books on Asia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O, Chŏng-hŭi
  • O, Chŏng-hŭi
  • O, Chong-hui
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
Label
River of fire and other stories, O Chŏnghŭi ; translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Old Well
  • The Toy Shop Woman
  • One Spring Day
  • A Portrait of Magnolias
  • River of Fire
  • Morning Star
  • Fireworks
  • Lake P'Aro
  • The Release
Control code
ocn818856804
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231504119
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/o---16066
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgr7wn
Publisher number
EB00639187
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818856804
Label
River of fire and other stories, O Chŏnghŭi ; translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Old Well
  • The Toy Shop Woman
  • One Spring Day
  • A Portrait of Magnolias
  • River of Fire
  • Morning Star
  • Fireworks
  • Lake P'Aro
  • The Release
Control code
ocn818856804
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231504119
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/o---16066
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgr7wn
Publisher number
EB00639187
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818856804

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