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From Wonso Pond

Kang Kyong-Ae

Publication Year: 2009

From Wonso Pond is the first complete work written by a woman before the Korean War to be published in English. It is a classic proletariat novel that uses the suffering of the peasants and the proletariat in the early 20th century as a backdrop to a love triangle. This novel explores life in Korea through the orphaned Sonbi; her destitute childhood neighbor, Ch’otchae; and a law student, Sinch’ol. It follows them through the hardships of rural poverty and village life dominated by a greedy and corrupt landlord to dangerous, underpaid work in the city. All three become part of an underground activist network in Inchon.

Published by: The Feminist Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

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Translator’s Introduction

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pp. vii-xx

From Wonso Pond

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pp. xxi-269

Glossary

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pp. 270-272

Acknowledgments

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pp. 273-274


E-ISBN-13: 9781558616530
Print-ISBN-13: 9781558616011

Page Count: 296
Publication Year: 2009