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English Translations of Korean Literature Published before 2001








Genre
Year
Contents / original title
Title of published translation
Original author(s)
Translator(s)
Publisher







Poetry
2000
검은 꽃
Black Flower in the Sky
정기석
Chong Ki-sheok
Naoshi Koriyama
Elizabeth Ogata
U Hawai'i Press
Poetry
2000
selected poems
Voices in Diversity
various
Ko Won
Cross Cultural
Communication
Classical
2000
임진록
The Record of the Black Dragon Year

Peter H. Lee
U Hawai'i Press
Fiction
1999
short stories
The Prophet and Other Stories
이청준
Yi Ch'ong-jun
Julie Pickering
Cornell EAS
Fiction
1999
저문날의 삽화
A Sketch of the Fading Sun
박완서
Park Wan-suh
Hyun-jae Yee Sallee
White Pine
Fiction
1999
short stories
My Very Last Possession etc
박완서
Park Wan-suh
Chun Kyong-ja etc
M. E. Sharpe
Poetry
1999
농무
Farmers' Dance
신경림
Shin Kyong-Nim
Br. Anthony
Young-Moo Kim
Cornell EAS
Poetry
1999
selected poems
Looking for the Cow
various
Kevin O'Rourke
Dedalus
Drama
1999
plays
The Metacultural Theater of Oh T'ae-Sok
오태석
Oh T'ae-Sok
Kim Ah-jeong
R. B. Graves
U Hawai'i Press
Fiction
1998
TOC
A Ready-Made Life
seeTOC Kim Chong-un
Bruce Fulton
U Hawai'i Press
Fiction
1998
TOC
The Golden Phoenix
see TOC Suh Ji-moon
Daisy Lee Yang
Lynne Rienner
Fiction
1998
TOC
The Rainy Spell and Other Korean Stories
see TOC Suh Ji-moon
M. E. Sharpe
Poetry
1998
selected poems
Day-Shine
정현종
Chong Hyun-jong
Wolhee Choe
Peter Fusco
Cornell EAS
Poetry
1998
selected poems The Snow Falling on Chagall's Village
김춘수
Kim Chun-su
Kim Jong-gil
Cornell EAS
Poetry
1998
Chinese-character poems
The Moonlit Pond
various
Lee Sung-il
Copper Canyon
Fiction
1997
TOC
Wayfarer
see TOC Bruce &
Ju-Chan Fulton
Women in Translation
Fiction
1997
가까운 골짜기
The Valley Nearby
강석경
Kang Sok-kyong
Choi Kyong-do
Heinemann
Fiction
1997
카인의 후예
The Descendants of Cain
황순원
Whang Sun-son
Suh Ji-moon
Julie Pickering
M. E. Sharpe
Fiction
1997
불놀이
Playing with Fire
조정래
Cho Chong-Rae
Chun Kyung-Ja
Cornell EAS
Poetry
1997
뭐냐
Beyond Self: 108 Korean Zen Poems
고은
Ko Un
Br. Anthony
Young-Moo Kim
Parallax
Poetry
1997
selected poems Sending the Ship out to the Stars
박제천
ParkJe-chun
Ko Chang-Soo
Cornell EAS
Poetry
1997
selected sijo poems
Songs of the Kisaeng
various
Constantine Contogenis
Wolhee Choe
BOA
Poetry
1997
selected sijo poems
Modern Korean Verse, Sijo
various
Kim Jaihiun
Ronsdale Press
Study
1997

Understanding Korean Literature
김홍규
Kim Honggyu
Robert J. Fouser
M. E. Sharpe
Fiction
1996
토지 (1권)
Land
박경리
Park Kyong-ni
Agnita Tennant
KPI
Study
1996

An Introduction to Classical Korean
Literature
Kim Kichung

M. E. Sharpe
Fiction
1995
나목
Naked Tree
박완서
Park Wan-suh
Yu Young-nan
Cornell EAS
Fiction
1995
시인
The Poet
이문열
Yi Mun-yol
Chung Chong-wha
Br. Anthony
Harvill Press
Fiction
1995
TOC
Modern Korean Literature
see TOC Chung Chong-wha ed.
KPI
Poetry
1995
selected poems
Back to Heaven
천상병
Ch'on Sang-pyong
Br. Anthony
Young-Moo Kim
Cornell EAS
Poetry
1995
selected poems Heart's Agony
김지하
Kim Chiha
Kim Won-Chung
James Han
White Pine
Poetry
1995
selected poems Poems of a Wanderer
서정주
So Chong-ju
Kevin O'Rourke
Dedalus Press
Poetry
1995
selected poems
Singing like a Cricket, Hooting like an Owl
이규보
Yi Kyu-Bo
Kevin O'Rourke
Cornell EAS
Fiction

1994

The Shadow of Arms
환석경
Hwang Seokyeong
Jeon, Gyeongja

Cornell EAS
Poetry
1994
selected poems
Distant Valleys
정지용
Chong Chi-yong
Daniel A. Kister Asian Humanities Press
Poetry
1994
selected poems
Contemporary Korean Poetry
various
Kim Jaihiun
Mosaic Press
Fiction

1993
TOC
Land of Exile
see TOC Marshall R. Pihl,
Bruce & Ju-Chan Fulton
M.E.Sharpe
Fiction
1993
아름다운 영기
Hymn of the Spirit
한말숙
Han Malsook
Suzanne Crowder Han
Seoul:
Art Space
Fiction
1993
태평천하
Peace Under Heaven
채만식
Ch'ae Man-Sik
Chun Kyung-Ja
M. E. Sharpe
Fiction
1993
TOC
The Snowy Road and Other Stories see TOC Hyun-jae Yee Sallee
Teresa Margadonna Hyun
White Pine
Poetry
1993
selected poems
The Sound of My Waves
고은
Ko Un
Br. Anthony
Young-Moo Kim
Cornell EAS
Poetry
1993
poems 1941-1960 Midang: The Early Lyrics of So Chong-ju
서정주
So Chong-ju
Br. Anthony
Forest Books
Poetry
1993
selected poems Selected Poems of Kim Nam-Cho
김남조
Kim Nam-Cho
David R. McCann
Hyunjae Yee Sallee
Cornell EAS
Fiction
1992
만남
Encounter
한무숙
Hahn Moo-Sook
Ok Young Kim Chang
U California Press
Poetry
1991
selected poems A Korean Century: River and Fields
구상
Ku Sang
Br. Anthony
Forest Books
Poetry
1991
selected poems Faint Shadows of Love
김광규
Kim Kwang-jyu
Br. Anthony
Forest Books
Poetry
1991
selected sijo poems
Pine River and Lone Peak
various
Peter H. Lee
U Hawai'i Press
Fiction
1990
임진강의 민들레
The Dandelion of the Imjin River
강신재
Kang Shin-jae
Sol Soon-bong
Seoul:
Dongsuhmunhaksa
Fiction
1990
만다라
Mandala
김성동
Kim Seong-Dong
Ahn Jung-hyo
Seoul:
Dongsuhmunhaksa
Fiction
1990
조선백자마리아상
The Image of Virgin Mary in Choson White
Porcelain
서기원
Suh Ki-won
Chung Chung-ho
Seoul:
Dongsuhmunhaksa
Fiction
1990
끊어진 다리
Bridge
정한숙
Chung Han-sook
Kim Heung-sook
Seoul:
Dongsuhmunhaksa
Fiction
1990
아메리카
America
조해일
Cho Hae-il
Ahn Jung-hyo
Seoul:
Dongsuhmunhaksa
Fiction
1990
보초
Floating Grass
한수산
Han Soo-san
Kim Seong-kon
Seoul:
Dongsuhmunhaksa
Fiction
1990
일원
Sunlight, Moonlight
황순원
Hwang Sun-won
Sol Sun-bong
Seoul:
Si-sa-yong-o-sa
Poetry
1990
풍장
Wind Burial
황동규
Hwang Dong-Gyu
Hwang Dong-Gyu
Grace Gibson
St. Andrews Press
Poetry
1990
유치찬란
Infant Splendor
구상
Ku Sang
Br. Anthony
Seoul:
Samseong Publishing
Poetry
1990
selected poems
Selected Poems of Pak Mog-wol
박목월
Pak Mok Wol
Kim U-Chang

Asian Humanities
Fiction
1989
TOC
Words of Farewell
see TOC

Seattle: Seal Press
Fiction
1989
파도
The Waves
강신재
Kang Shin-jae
Tina L. Sallee
KPI
Fiction
1989
을화
The Shaman Sorceress
김동리
Kim Dongni
Shin Hyun-song
Chung Eugene
KPI
Fiction
1989
short stories
The Green Prodigals
various
Tina L. Sallee
Flinders University
CRNLE series
Fiction 1989 천둥소리 The Sound of Thunder 김주영
Kim Ju-young
Chun Kyong-ja Seoul:
Si-sa-yong-o-sa
Poetry
1989

Korean Classical Literature
various
Chung Chong-Wha etc
KPI
Poetry
1989
selected poems Wastelands of Fire
구상
Ku Sang
Br. Anthony
Forest Books
Poetry
1989
selected poems
The Wind and the Waves
various
Lee Sung-Il
Asian Humanities Press
Fiction
1988
분단기
Divided Time
정을병
Chung Eul-bong
Sol Sun-bong Seoul:
Dongsuhmunhaksa
Fiction
1988
short stories
Anthology of Korean Literature Vol 3
various
various
Seoul:
Dongsuhmunhaksa
Fiction
1988
바람과 강
The Wind and the River
김원일
Kim Won-il
Choi Jin-young
Seoul:
Si-sa-yong-o-sa
Fiction
1988
남풍
The Wind from the South
손소희
SonSo-hee
Suzanne Crowder Han
Kim Mi-ja
Seoul:
Si-sa-yong-o-sa
Fiction
1988
회색인
A Grey Man
최인훈
Choi In-hoon
Chun Kyung-Ja
Seoul:
Si-sa-yong-o-sa
Fiction
1988
심야의 정담
Three Voices at Midnight
신상웅
Shin Sang-ung
Ahn Jung-hyo
Seoul:
Dongsuhmunhaksa
Fiction
1988
short stories
Anthology of Korean Literature Vol 2
various
various
Seoul:
Dongsuhmunhaksa
Fiction
1988
short stories
Anthology of Korean Literature Vol 1
various
various
Seoul:
Dongsuhmunhaksa
Drama
1988
plays
Traditional Korean Theater
various
ed. Jo O-kon
Asian Humanities Press
Poetry
1987
Chinese-character
 poems
Slow Chrysanthemums
various
Kim Jong-Gil
Anvil Press
Fiction
1986
황제를 위하여
Hail to the Emperor!
이문열
Yi Mun-yol
Sol Sun-bong
Seoul:
Si-sa-yong-o-sa
Fiction
1986
이어도
Iyo Island
정한숙
Chung Han-sook
Chun Kyung-Ja
Seoul:
Si-sa-yong-o-sa
Fiction
1986
그 여자의 연인들
The Man she Loved
박연희
Pahk Yon-Hee
Yun Hyo-Yun
Crescent
Fiction
1986
당신들의 천국
This Paradise of Yours
이청준
Yi Ch'ong-jun
Chang Wang-rok
Chang Yong-hee
Crescent
Poetry
1986
selected poems Unforgettable Things
서정주
So Chong-ju
David R. McCann
Seoul:
Si-sa-yong-o-sa
Poetry
1986
selected poems
The Anthology of Modern Korean Poetry
various
Chung Chong-wha
East West
Fiction
1985
소설가 구보씨의 하루
The Daily Life of Ku-Poh the Novelist
최인훈
Choi In-hoon
Hong Ki-Chang
Fremont
Fiction
1985
움직이는 성
The Moving Castle
황순원
Hwang Sun-won
Bruce and Ju-chan
Fulton
Seoul:
Si-sa-yong-o-sa
Fiction
1985
광장
The Square
최인훈
Choi In-hoon
Ku Ki-sung
Spindlewood
Classical
1985
한중록
Memoirs of a Korean Queen
혜경궁 홍씨
Lady Hong
Choe-Wall Yang-hi
KPI
Poetry
1985
님의 침묵
The Silence of Love
한용운
Han Yong-un
Kim Jaihiun
Prairie Poet Books
Poetry
1985
selected sijo poems
Love in Mid-Winter Night
various
Chung Chong-wha
KPI
Fiction
1984
short stories
The Good People
오영수
Oh Young-Soo
Marshall R. Pihl
Heinemann Asia
Fiction
1983
short stories
Debasement and Other Stories
성기조
Song Ki-jo
Yun Ju-chan
Bruce Fulton
Fremont
Fiction
1983
아름다운 영가

Hymn of the Spirit
한말숙
Han Malsook
Suzanne Crowder

Fremont
Fiction
1983
사반의 십자가
The Cross of Shaphan
김동리
Kim Dongni
Sol Sun-bong
Seoul:
Si-sa-yong-o-sa
Fiction
1983
short stories
The Rainy Spell and other Korean Stories
various
Suh Ji-moon
onyx
Various
1982
various
Black Crane 2
various
David R. McCann
Cornell China-Japan
Fiction
1981
short stories
Modern Far Eastern Stories
various
various
Seoul:
JiSa
Fiction
1980
short stories 별
The Stars
황순원
Hwang Sun-won
Edward W. Poitras
Heinemann Asia
Fiction
1980
TOC
Modern Korean Short Stories
see TOC multiple.
Chung Chong-wha ed.
Heinemann Asia
Fiction
1980
TOC
Meetings and Farewells
see TOC Chung Chong-wha ed.
U Queensland Press
Fiction
1980
나무들 비탈에 서다
Trees on the Cliff
황순원
Hwang Sun-won
Chang Wang-Rok
Larchwood
Fiction
1980
세종대왕

King Se-Jong

박종화
Pak Chong-wha
Ahn Jung-Hyo

Larchwood

Fiction
1980
short stories
A Washed-out Dream
Kim Seung-ok
Chang Yong-hak
Hwang Sun-Won
Shyn Sang-Ung
Ha Keun-chan
Hyon Jin-Gon
Son Chang-sop
Choe In-ho
Kim Tong-In
Kevin O'Rourke
Larchwood
Poetry
1980
selected poems Wren's Elegy
모윤숙
Yoon Sook Moh
Peter Hyun
Ko Chang-Soo
Larchwood
Poetry
1980
selected poems
The Contemporary Korean Poets
various
Kim Jaihiun
 Larchwood
Classical
1980
한중록 Han Joong Nok
혜경궁 홍씨
Lady Hong
Bruce K. Grant
Kim Chin-man
Larchwood
Poetry
1979

Korea's best loved poems
various
Ko Chang Soo Hollym
Poetry
1979

Six voices


Kim Hae-Sook
Kim Yang-shik
Lim Seong-sook
Shin Tong-choon
Sung Choon-bok
Yoo Kyung-Whan
Kim Yang-shik
Lim Seong-sook
Royal Asiatic Society
Poetry
1979

Paulownia Leaf Modern Korean Literature: 1980

Han Yong-un et al. Lee in soo
Kim jong gil
Korean Culture and Arts Foundation
Fiction
1979
을화
Ulhwa the Shaman 김동리
Kim Dongni
Ahn Junghyo
Larchwood
Poetry
1978

The Gold-Crowned Jesus and Other Writings
Kim Chi Ha Chong Sun Kim Orbis Books
Fiction
1978

Modern Far Eastern stories 
Sunwu Hwi et al Chong Jong-Wha Heinemann Educational Books
Classics
1977

Nanjung Ilgi: war diary of admiral Yi Sun-sin
Yi Sun-Sin Ha Tae-Hung Yonsei University Press
Poetry
1977

Black Crane
Han Yong-un et al David R. McCann Cornell Univ East Asia Program
Poetry
1977

A lamp burns low: 105 poems
김소월
Sowol Kim
Jaihyun Kim
Seongji Pub.
Poetry
1976

Twenty-three poems
모윤숙
Youn Sook Moh
Jaihiun Joyce Kim Pioneer
Fiction
1975

Korean short stories

Kim Dong-In
Kay Yong-muk
Lee Hyo-sok
Ahn Soo-kil
Oh Young-soo
Choi Bum-so
Park Kyung-li
Kim Tong-li
Hong Myoung-Hee Il Ji Sa
Poetry
1975

Lost love: 99 poems
김소월
Sowol Kim
Jaihiun Joyce Kim Pan Korea Book
Poetry
1975

Beyond time & space
김영식
Kim Yang-shik
Kyung-Nyun Kim
F.Richards Steffen
Modern Poetry Press
Classical
1974

Virtuous Women: Three Classic Korean Novels,
A nine cloud Dream,
Queen Inhyŭn,
Chun-hyang
Kim Man-jung Richard Rutt
Kim Chong-un
Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch
Poetry
1974

Poems from Korea: A Historical Anthology
King Mu of Paekche et al. Peter H. Lee University Press of Hawaii
Fiction
1974

Flowers of Fire: Twentieth-Century Korean Stories

Sun WooHwi etc
Peter H. Lee University Press of Hawaii
Poetry
1974

Cry of the people and other poems
김지하
Kim Chi Ha
various
Autumn Press
Poetry
1974

The immortal voice: an anthology of modern Korean poetry
Han Yong-un et al. Jaihiun Joyce Kim Inmun Pub.
Poetry
1974

Where Clouds Pass By: Selected Poems of Cho Byung-Hwa
조병화
Cho Byung-hwa
Kevin O'Rourke Chung-Ang Publishing
Poetry
1973
진달래꽃
Azaleas: Poems by Sowol Kim
Sowol Kim Jaihiun Joyce Kim Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Classical
1972
삼국유사
Samguk Yusa: Legends and History of the Three Kingdoms of Ancient Korea
일연
Ilyon
Tae Hung Ha
Grafton K. Mintz
Yonsei University Press
Poetry
1971
Sijo
The Bamboo Grove: An Introduction to Sijo
Yi Saek etc
Richard Rutt University of California Press
Poetry
1971

Sea of tomorrow: forty poems
박투진
Pak Tu-Jin
Edward Poitras Il cho kak
Classical
1969

Lives of Eminent Korean Monks: The Haedong Koseung Chun
Kakhun Peter H. Lee Harvard
Drama
1968

Plays from Korea

Czi-Zin Yu et al. Zong In-sob Korean Language School
for Foreigners,
Chung-ang University
Fiction
1967

The running water hermitage  
한무숙
Hahn Moo-Sook
Chung Chong-wha Moonwang
Poetry
1965
Sijo
The Ever White Mountain: Korean Lyrics in the Classical Sijo Form
Choi Chung et al. Inez Kong Pai John Weatherhill
Poetry
1964

Anthology of Korean Poetry: From the Earliest Era to the Present
various
Kevin O'Rourke John Day
Fiction
1963

Love in winter
Kim Yong Ik Kim Ki Chang Korea University Press
Fiction
1961

Collected Short Stories from Korea
Ahn Soo-Gil Chu Yo-sup Eomun-gag
Poetry
1961

Korean verses
various
Korean poets association
Korean Information Service
Poetry
1960

Voices of the Dawn: A Selection of Korean Poetry from the Sixth Century to the Present Day
various
Peter Hyun John Murray
Poetry
1959

Selected Poems of Kim So Wol
김소월
Kim So Wol
Dong-sung Kim Sung Moon Gak
Fiction
1958

Modern short stories from Korea
Hyun Jin-geon et al. Zŏng In-sŏb Munho-sa
Poetry
1957

Before Love Fades Away
Cho Byung-Wha Dong-sung Kim Chang Shin
Classical
1936

Tales from Korea
various
Pyun Yung-Tai

Poetry
1936

Songs from Korea
various
Pyun Yung-Tai
Chosen Christian Literature Society
Poetry
1935

The Orchid Door
various
Joan Grigsby
J. L. Thompson
Classical
1922
구운몽c
The Cloud Dream of the Nine, a Korean novel : a story of the times of the Tangs of China about 840 A.D
김만중
Kim Man-jung
James S. Gale D. O'Connor
Classical
1913
Yadam
Korean Folk Tales (1913)
Im Bang & Yi Ryuk, James S. Gale
Dent

Additional Resources

See: list of resources at the foot of the post-2000 list

See: An additional list of pre-2000 translations, mostly not of literature, so not included in the above list, compiled by Esther Torres.