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Korean 

Folk 

Tales 


by 

lm  Bang 

and 

Yi  Riuk 


Korean  Folk  Tales 

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lm  Bang  and  Yi  Riuk 

5 

Si 

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"To  any  one  who  would  like  to  look  somewhat  into  the  inner  soul  of  the  Oriental, 

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and  see  the  peculiar  spiritual  existences  among  which  he  lives,  the  following 

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stories  will  serve  as  true  interpreters,  born  as  they  are  of  the  three  great  religions 

of  the  Far  East,  Taoism,  Buddhism  and  Confucianism."  Manuscripts  by  two  of 
Korea's  (possibly)  most  famous  authors,  dating  from  the  seventeenth  and  early 
eighteenth  centuries  were  uncovered  in  the  early  years  of  the  twentieth  century. 
Translation  revealed  stories  that  are  not  for  the  faint-hearted:  gruesome,  harsh, 

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unlovely,  depicting  scenes  of  the  day,  as  well  as  the  hope  for  better  things. 

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Total  running  time  5:23:78 

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