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Book Donation Program

The University of Iowa Libraries applied for book donation program of the Literature Translation Institute of Korea Library which donates English translations of Korean literature to libraries that are located in important regions around the world. Selected libraries are called Hub Library. Iowa became a Hub Library Member in 2012.

LibGuides from the LTI Korea

Librarian at the Literature Translation Institute of Korea Library has created LibGuides on Korean literature.

Updated: 1/10/2014

 

Library of Korean Literature

We just received ten titles in the Library of Korean Literature series published by Dalkey Archive Press trough the HUB Library Program of the Literature Translation Institute of Korea.

Updated: 1/9/2014

Translated Title

Author

Language

The Soil

이광수
Yi, Kwang-su, 1892-

English

The House with a Sunken Courtyard

김원일
Kim, Wŏn-il, 1942-

English

Lonesome You

박완서
Pak, Wan-sŏ, 1931-2011.

English

One Spoon on this Earth

현기영
Hyŏn, Ki-yŏng, 1941-

English

Stingray

김주영
Kim, Chu-yŏng, 1939-

English

At Least We Can Apologize

이기호
Yi, Ki-ho, 1972-

English

A Most Ambiguous Sunday

정영문
Chŏng, Yŏng-mun, 1965-

English

My Son's Girlfriend

정미경
Chŏng, Mi-gyŏng, 1960-

English

When Adam Opens His Eyes

장정일
Chang, Chŏng-il, 1962-

English

No One Writes Back

장은진
Chang, Ŭn-jin, 1976-

English

Cover Art
Soil - Yi Kwang-su; Horace Jeffery Hodges; Sun-Ae Hwang
Call Number: In Process
ISBN: 156478911X
Publication Date: 2013-11-16
A major, never beforetranslated novel by the author of Mujng / The Heartless-often called the first modern Korean novel-The Soil tells the story of an idealistdedicating his life to helping the inhabitants of the rural community in whichhe was raised. Striving to influence the poor farmers of the time to improvetheir lots, become self-reliant, and thus indirectly change the reality ofcolonial life on the Korean peninsula, The Soil was vitallyimportant to the social movements of the time, echoing the effects andreception of such English-language novels as Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.

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