Han Sōrya and North Korean Literature: The Failure of Socialist Realism in the Dprk (Ceas) - Cornell East Asia Series 69 (Paperback)
  • Han Sōrya and North Korean Literature: The Failure of Socialist Realism in the Dprk (Ceas) - Cornell East Asia Series 69 (Paperback)

Han Sōrya and North Korean Literature: The Failure of Socialist Realism in the Dprk (Ceas) - Cornell East Asia Series 69 (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 15/12/1994
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This first and only study of North Korean literary history by a Western scholar deals with the crucial role played by Han Sorya, chairman of the D.P.R.K. s Federation of Literature and Art from 1948 to his purge in 1962, both in devising the iconography of Kim Il Sung s personality cult and in defining the early course of North Korean letters. Through brief studies of Han's own canonical works the author also sets out to dispel the widely-held assumption that North Korean literature is compatible with Soviet and Chinese socialist realism. The appendix includes a complete translation of Han s 1951 novella Jackals(Sungnyangi)."

Publisher: Cornell University East Asia Program
ISBN: 9780939657698

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