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

ISBN-10: 0520280482
ISBN-13: 9780520280489
Edition: 2nd 2013
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List price: $31.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452

Lady Hyegyong's memoirs, which recount the chilling murder of her husband by his father, is one of the best known and most popular classics of Korean literature. From 1795 until 1805 Lady Hyegyong composed this masterpiece, which depicts a court life whose drama and pathos is of Shakespearean proportions. 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. The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong is a unique exploration of Korean selfhood and of how the genre of autobiography fared in premodern times.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Author and Autobiographical Discourse
Narrating Lives and the Sense of Self
The Genres
The Individual Memoirs: Themes and Issues
Texts
Translator's Note
Principal Persons
The Memoirs of Lady Hyegy�ng
The Memoir of 1795
The Memoir of 1801
The Memoir of 1802
The Memoir of 1805
Genealogical Table of the Yi Royal House
Genealogical Table of the Hong Family
Genealogical Table of the Kyongju Kim Family
Notes
Glossary
Index

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