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From Wonso Pond: A Korean Novel

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A classic revolutionary novel of the 1930s and the first complete work written by a woman before the Korean War to be published in English, From Wonso Pond transforms the love triangle between three protagonists into a revealing portrait of the living conditions that led to modern Korea, both North and South.

"A fatherless young girl now poised to become the victim of [the
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Paperback, 360 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by The Feminist Press at CUNY
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Tuck
i think a first novel written by a woman translated to english from the colonial times of korea, the japanese occupation colonial times that is. starts out in a rural farming area (korea was still 80% farmers in 1934) and shows the brutality and ruthlessness of the rich and powerful while they blithely rip off the peasants/farmers and capriciously poke, prod, and fuck their daughters. one day the rich dude's daughter visits from her boarding highschool with a city man. so then the yokels see in ...more
Frances
Set during Japanese-occupied Korea and Manchuria, this book was originally serialized in the newspaper with some parts censored out. It is a story of poverty, both rural and city (factory settings with Communist Party agitation).
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Factory Girls and Communism. What more to say? #freelove
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