Korean American Books

Summaries and reviews of fiction and nonfiction books by Korean American authors,
books about Korean Americans and Korea, and Korean literature in English translation,
including some academic works and a sampling on the Korean War

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Samguk Yusa: Legends and History of the Three Kingdoms of Ancient Korea, by Ilyon

This 13th century historical classic, written by a monk, merges myths and folktales into the ancient history of Korea. Detailed annotation by translators and scholars helps bridge the gaps between both culture and centuries, bringing richness to this a rare authentic voice of Korea’s past.

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