What is Korean Literature?, co-written by Youngmin Kwon and Bruce Fulton (2020)

Publication title: What is Korean Literature?

Publication year: 2020

Authors: Youngmin Kwon and Bruce Fulton

About the book

This volume outlines the major developments, characteristics, genres, and figures of the Korean literary tradition. It includes examples, in English translation, of each of the genres and works by several of the major figures discussed in the text. Both the classical and modern periods are covered.  Korean literature developed in response to dynamic changes in popular life and culture taking place over the millennia, and as such it is an expression of the region’s distinctive history.