This volume brings together twelve short stories by colonial Korean proletarian writers, as well as two works written in 1946 under U.S. military occupation. The volume provides a diverse, ever-changing portrait of the complex movements of people and ideas that constituted both colonial Korea and the Japanese empire, adding the tumultuous experiences of those from the Korean peninsula to the existing international canon of socialist and feminist literature.
About the Author
Theodore Hughes is Korean Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities at Columbia University. Jin-kyung Lee is Associate Professor of Korean and Comparative Literature at University of California, San Diego.