Three Generations #2020

Three Generations Yom Sang-seop Young-nan Yu Three Generations Touted as one of Korea s most important works of fiction Three Generations published in as a serial in Chosun Ilbo charts the tensions in the Jo family in s Japanese occupied Seoul Yom s kee

  • Title: Three Generations
  • Author: Yom Sang-seop Young-nan Yu
  • ISBN: 9780977857623
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback
  • Three Generations Yom Sang-seop Young-nan Yu Touted as one of Korea s most important works of fiction, Three Generations published in 1931 as a serial in Chosun Ilbo charts the tensions in the Jo family in 1930s Japanese occupied Seoul Yom s keenly observant eye reveals family tensions withprofound insight Delving deeply into each character s history and beliefs, he illuminates the diverse pressures and impulsesTouted as one of Korea s most important works of fiction, Three Generations published in 1931 as a serial in Chosun Ilbo charts the tensions in the Jo family in 1930s Japanese occupied Seoul Yom s keenly observant eye reveals family tensions withprofound insight Delving deeply into each character s history and beliefs, he illuminates the diverse pressures and impulses driving each This Korean classic, often compared to Junichiro Tanizaki s The Makioka Sisters, reveals the country s situation under Japanese rule, the traditional Korean familial structure, and the battle between the modern and the traditional The long awaited publication of this masterpiece is a vital addition to Korean literature in English.
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    1. I read some of the other reviews for this book when I had almost finished it I agree that since it s a serialized, episodic novel of the Dickens Brothers Karamazov type, you probably won t enjoy it if you don t enjoy that type of literature Also, it s very much a product of its time and place, so if you re not interested in Korea or Korean history, you probably won t like it.That said, I really liked this book I did feel that there was a lot of information missing, which may have been a problem [...]

    2. A Korean classic, serialized in a Seoul newspaper in 1931 during the Japanese occupation It was translated into English in 2005 The story is of Deok gi, his father, and his grandfather The grandfather grew up a Confucianist during Korea s Joseon Dynasty The father grew up during the Enlightenment, and became a Christian pastor an adulterous, hypocritical one Deok gi grew up during Japan s ruthless colonial rule of Korea He is caught between the arguments of his father grandfather over religion a [...]

    3. This is a Korean novel translated sometimes poorly from Korean It did help me understand Korean history and Korean culture, but one would need to have a fair amount of background about Korea to follow it It went well with our Korea trip, but if we hadn t been visiting Korea, I would never have finished it It is set in the time of the Japanese occupation of Korea which was from 1910 to the end of WW II very recent history , and it s effect on people and families I didn t like the infidelity Not [...]

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