Publish date: January 1st 1996
Publisher: Harvill Press
Pages no: 206
Edition language: English
Shiin (The Poet - 1992) is a piece of historical fiction written by one of Korea's leading contemporary novelists, Yi Mun-yol (b. 1948), which resurrects the life and times of the poet Kim Pyong-yon (1807 - 1863).(*) It appears that Yi chose to write about Kim because they had a fundamental commonal...
Korean fiction is only recently beginning to be translated into English. The first major author translated was Yi Mun-yol (The Poet, a historical epic, and Our Twisted Hero, a parable about living under dictatorship set in a boys' school)