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The Life and Hard Times of a Korean Shaman: Of Tales and Telling Tales

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  32 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 168 pages
Published February 1st 1988 by University of Hawaii Press (first published 1988)
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LilithEmm
A biographical sketch of one particular mansin (Korean shaman) by Laurel Kendall, an American anthropologist and expert on Korean shamanism. A life history, this book examines Yongsu's Mother's life story and her particular telling of it. A good read for people interested in Korean life before, during and after the Korean war.
Poonam
Nov 23, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a good preliminary book if you want an insight into the life of a Korena Shaman. Nothing new in terms of penmanship but the subject of the book is quite interesting especially if one wants to get a beginners idea of korean culture.
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Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
excellent introduction to ethnography, memoir and autobiography, as told by a female shaman and her anthropologist.
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Dec 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
Fascinating . . . if you're interested in Korean shamanism.
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