Myths and Legends from Korea

Myths and Legends from Korea
Author : James H. Grayson
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 454
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN 10 : 9781136602894
ISBN 13 : 1136602895
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


This book contains 175 tales drawn equally from the ancient and modern periods of Korea, plus 16 further tales provided for comparative purposes. Nothing else on this scale or depth is available in any western language. Three broad classes of material are included: foundation myths of ancient states and clans, ancient folktales and legends, modern folktales. Each narrative contains information on its source and provenance, and on its folklore type, similarities to folklore types from China, Japan and elsewhere.

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