Han Sorya and North Korean Literature: The Failure of Socialist Realism in the DPRK (Cornell East Asia Series #69) (Hardcover)

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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 Sōrya, 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).



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ISBN: 9780939657841
ISBN-10: 0939657848
Publisher: Cornell East Asia Series
Publication Date: April 30th, 2011
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Cornell East Asia Series