Moscow University Press
Songs of the West

Songs of the West

Песни Западного края
book lists poetry
ISBN: 978-5-211-05776-0 publication date: 2010 format: 60×90 1/16 pages': 120

The centerpiece of Li Chongchun's stories is the dramatic fate of vagabond artists – a brother and a sister - masters of traditional throat singing. This kind of art is still widespread and revered in Korea. The musical pieces the singers perform ‘are imbued with a sense of hidden anguish and heartache inherent in any Korean.’ That is why he shows the life of his main characters through the prism of these works.

To cite this article
Li Chongchun. Songs of the West — Moscow: Moscow University Press, 2010. — 120 p.
About the author
Li Honchun