The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong: The Autobiographical Writings of a Crown Princess of Eighteenth-Century Korea

The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong: The Autobiographical Writings of a Crown Princess of Eighteenth-Century Korea

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Lady Hyegyong's memoirs, which recount the chilling murder of her husband by his father, form one of the best known and most popular classics of Korean literature. From 1795 until 1805 Lady Hyegyong composed this masterpiece, depicting a court life Shakespearean in its pathos, drama, and grandeur. Presented in its social, cultural, and historical contexts, this first complete English translation opens a door into a world teeming with conflicting passions, political intrigue, and the daily preoccupations of a deeply intelligent and articulate woman. JaHyun Kim Haboush's accurate, fluid translation captures the intimate and expressive voice of this consummate storyteller. Reissued nearly twenty years after its initial publication with a new foreword by Dorothy Ko, The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong is a unique exploration of Korean selfhood and an extraordinary example of autobiography in the premodern era.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780520280489
EDITED BY Haboush, JaHyun Kim, FOREWORD BY Ko, Dorothy, TRANSLATED BY Haboush, JaHyun Kim
PUBLISHER : University of California Press PUBLICATION DATE : October 25, 2013
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : University of California Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 229 mm x 152 mm
WEIGHT : 544 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies

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DESCRIPTION :
Lady Hyegyong's memoirs, which recount the chilling murder of her husband by his father, form one of the best known and most popular classics of Korean literature. From 1795 until 1805 Lady Hyegyong composed this masterpiece, depicting a court life Shakespearean in its pathos, drama, and grandeur. Presented in its social, cultural, and historical contexts, this first complete English translation opens a door into a world teeming with conflicting passions, political intrigue, and the daily preoccupations of a deeply intelligent and articulate woman. JaHyun Kim Haboush's accurate, fluid translation captures the intimate and expressive voice of this consummate storyteller. Reissued nearly twenty years after its initial publication with a new foreword by Dorothy Ko, The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong is a unique exploration of Korean selfhood and an extraordinary example of autobiography in the premodern era.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780520280489
EDITED BY Haboush, JaHyun Kim, FOREWORD BY Ko, Dorothy, TRANSLATED BY Haboush, JaHyun Kim
PUBLISHER : University of California Press PUBLICATION DATE : October 25, 2013
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : University of California Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 229 mm x 152 mm
WEIGHT : 544 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies

* This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.