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The Record of the Citadel of Sorrows: a case study in Joseon dynasty literature

Lethbridge, Orion


The Record of the Citadel of Sorrows is attributed to the renowned literary figure Im Je (1549-87). Writing in the sixteenth century, against a bloody and dramatic backdrop of political turmoil, Im Je was a minor official of the Joseon government. He was well-known by contemporaries for his literary ability, but is widely regarded as a reclusive literary genius by modern scholars. The Record of the Citadel of Sorrows was the only work of prose fiction included...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (MPhil)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7637ce05a41


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