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Han Sorya & North Korean Literature:Failure of Socialist Realism In The Dprk-Cl

Han Sorya & North Korean Literature:Failure of Socialist Realism In The Dprk-Cl (Hardback)

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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).

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: general Publisher: Cornell University East Asia Program Publication Date: 15/12/1994 ISBN-13: 9780939657841  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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