Acclaimed as one of the masterpieces of modern Korean literature, "Land" is an epic novel that captures the heart and soul of Korea. Set against the background of the struggle between conservative and modernizing forces at the turn of the century, it follows the fortunes of several generations of Korean villagers during a time of turbulence and change. Beginning with the celebration of the Harvest Moon Festival in the village in 1897, the plot revolves around the household of Choi Chisoo, a rich landowner, who though envied by many for his wealth, is embittered by the fact that his wife has not borne him a son. Born in 1926, Park spent some twenty-five years working on this novel sequence, of which this is the first part.
MOTS CLES · Asie · Corée · Littérature · Roman