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Harvard East Asian Monographs 357

The Real Modern

Literary Modernism and the Crisis of Representation in Colonial Korea

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674073265

Publication Date: 08/26/2013


248 pages

6 x 9 inches

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Paradox of Empire: The Crisis of Representation in 1930s Seoul Literary Circles
  • 2. Pak T’aewŏn’s “Representation, Depiction, Technique” and the Colonial Double Bind
  • 3. Modernism and Hysteria in One Day in the Life of the Author, Mr. Kubo
  • 4. “Thoughts from a Sickbed” and the Critique of Empiricist Discourse
  • 5. The Irony of Language in Kim Yujŏng’s Short Fiction
  • 6. Embodiments of Speech: Yi T’aejun’s Lectures on Composition
  • 7. Lyrical Narrative and the Uncohering of Modernity
  • Conclusion: Colonial Modernism and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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