Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong: The Autobiographical Writings
by Jahyun Kim Haboush;Hyegyonggung (9780520200555)

Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong: The Autobiographical Writings

Jahyun Kim Haboush;Hyegyonggung

Release Date: 22 April 1996
Format: Paperback
Pages: 329
Category: Historical
ISBN: 9780520200555
ISBN-10: 0520200551

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.

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