Korean Folk & Fairy Tales
Korean Folk & Fairy Tales (revised edition) is a representative sampling of Korean stories which have been passed down from generation to generation through spoken and written traditions. Dragons, ghosts, ogres, tigers, demonic foxes, supernatural spouses and, of course, people with all their human frailties are among the characters that populate Korean folk tales.
Through them are revealed perceptions of life and notions about power, money, justice, love and interpersonal relations that, through the ages, have become ingrained in the Korean pysche. Passed on from generation to generation, the tales reflect the deep-rooted beliefs and customs of ancient Koreans and the creeds and codes by which they lived.
Thus, this book is a window through which to gain some understanding of present-day Korean culture. It includes fables, anecdotes, fairy tales, pourquoi tales, and tales of the bizarre. Some of the tales are known in many versions and some can be traced back to classical examples set down centuries ago. Of course, some of these stories are unique to Koreans and some are international in currency. When it occurs, it is interesting to see the similarities among different cultures. As always, you will find some of the stories are charming, some gruesome, and some humorous. Together they provide much insight into the Korean ethos.
Illustrations and bibliography.
Chapter 1. Honorable Father
Chapter 2. A Wet, Slippery Rock
Chapter 3. Unexpected Changes
Chapter 4. Toward Tong-Hae, The Eastern Sea
Chapter 5. A Brief Historical Backdrop
Chapter 6.Rocks In Tong-Hae
Chapter 7. Is This Really Paradise?
Chapter 8. Shipwreck
Chapter 9. Another Slippery Rock
Chapter 10. Crossing Tae-Pyung-Yang, The Pacific Ocean
Chapter 11. Encounter With Fraud
Chapter 12.Personal Selection
Chapter 13. The Early Years Together
Chapter 14. On With Life
Chapter 15. Korean Community Life and Solidarity
Chapter 16. Children’s Portraits Before WW II
Chapter 17. December 7, 1941
Chapter 18. Postwar Changes
Chapter 19. Korean War And Events After The Truce
Chapter 20.The End of The Beginning
Folk Tales from Korea$32.50 Add to cart
Korean Folk Tales for Children (bilingual), set of 10 volumes$185.00 Add to cart
Woodcutter and the Heavenly Maiden – The Firedogs (bilingual) Vol. 1$18.50 Add to cart
Mr. Moon and Miss Sun – The Herdsman and the Weaver Vol. 2(bilingual)$18.50 Add to cart
Lazy Man – The Spring of Youth Vol. 3Bilingual$18.50 Add to cart
Seven Brothers and the Big Dipper – Heungbu, Nolbu and the Magic Gourds (bilingual) Vol. 4$18.50 Add to cart
Ogres’ Magic Clubs – The Tiger and the Dried Persimmons (bilingual) Vol. 5$18.50 Add to cart
Snail Lady – The Magic Vase (bilingual) Vol. 6$18.50 Add to cart
Greedy Princess – The Rabbit and the Tiger (bilingual) Vol. 7$18.50 Add to cart
Brave Hong Gil-dong – The Man Who Bought the Shade of a Tree Vol. 8(Bilingual)$18.50 Add to cart
Faithful Daughter Sim Cheong – The Little Frog Who Never Listened (bilingual) Vol. 9$18.50 Add to cart
Son of the Cinnamon Tree – The Donkey’s Egg (bilingual) Vol. 10$18.50 Add to cart
Long Long Time AgoKorean Folk Tales$24.50 Add to cart