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소나기

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Rain Shower, also called Shower in English, 0r Sonagi (in Romanized Korean), is a short story written by Hwang Sun-won in 1959 (Hwang also wrote the seminal novel The Descendants of Cain – a horrific story of greed and betrayal). Sonagi is a brief but a heavy rain shower that suddenly comes down usually on a hot afternoon. In Hwang’s story, the rain shower both causes and ...more
144 pages
Published February 10th 2010 by 맑은소리 (first published 1959)
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Nicholas Thurn
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
All the cliches important to Korean narrative. If you want to understand modern Korea, the giver suggested, this will help. It did.

It's a work that has informed and is telling of the Korean psyche. There is both a beauty in the willful rusticity of Hwang's settings and themes and also a kind of inflexibile sentimentality that is inescapable throughout. If you dig it, you'll love much of Korean fiction, film, etc. Hwang's work is the ultimate toe-dipping bellwether.
Gabriel "Sempere"
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, asian-authors
Humbling to see where so much of what we see of Korean fiction has stemmed from. Short, sweet and tragic.
Zahra Louridi
Dec 25, 2017 rated it liked it
this is my very first time reading korean story thought I didn't understand the majority of the words I only understanded the context. I will give it second try in other time.
nadanera
Jun 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
A short story of modern of korean literature
This book is read by korean high school students

I loved the story it's very sweet and short about a country boy and a girl moving to the country
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