E-books

The Library provides information on where to purchase e-books of Korean literature. In addition, you can find free e-books in the Library's digital collection

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  • After Beating Your WifeKim Nam-cheon

    Kim Nam-cheon was a prominent colonial Korea's author and critic. “After Beating Your Wife…” is the realization of a critical theory Kim Nam-cheon had espoused called “literature of denunciation.” In this story, the male protagonist, Nam-su, has been imprisoned for his political activities, and has...
  • Tale of a Mad PainterKim Dong-In

    Kim Dong-in is one of early modern Korean literature’s representative writers of “pure” fiction. Kim declared that fiction should create an autonomous world whose value inhered within itself. In “Tale of a Mad Painter”, Kim’s aestheticist tendencies are on full display. The protagonist Solgeo...
  • Lashing: Notes from a Prison JournalKim Dong-In

    Kim Dong-in is one of early modern Korean literature’s representative writers of “pure” fiction. Kim declared that fiction should create an autonomous world whose value inhered within itself. The short story “Lashing”, in showing conflicts among prisoners under extreme duress in jail, exposes...
  • Broken StringsKang Kyung-ae

    Kang Kyung-ae was a leading writer, feminist, and labor activist during the Japanese colonial period in Korea. Kang’s first work, “Broken Strings,” reveals the concerns and inclinations that would come to characterize her writing. The main character Hyeong-cheol stands at a crossroads: take the...
  • ManagementKim Nam-cheon

    Kim Nam-cheon was a prominent colonial Korea's author and critic. “Management" is often used as an example of the “conversion novel.” It takes place in the late 1930s during the period of Japanese military rule, and expresses the deep sense of oppression felt by intellectuals who were forced to...

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