A Korean Decameron
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A Korean Decameron
by Ty Pak

180 pages, trade paper
ISBN 0-9768086-6-8
$20.95
AVAILABLE WINTER 2009

<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="A Korean Decameron"> <input type="hidden" name="item_number" value="ISBN 0-9768086-6-8"> <input type="hidden" name="amount" value="20.95"> <input type="hidden" name="no_shipping" value="2"> <input type="hidden" name="return" value="http://www.boleafbooks.com"> <input type="hidden" name="cancel_return" value="http://www.boleafbooks.com"> <input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD"> <input type="hidden" name="bn" value="PP-ShopCartBF"> </form> <p> DELETE THIS TO ACTIVATE> <TAG LINE> <center> <font size=4> Fascinating little-known tales from Korea's Yi Dynasty<p> <font size=2> <COVER IMAGE> <img src="/covers/kdcover.jpg"> </center> <DESCRIPTIVE TEXT & BLURBS> <align=left> <blockquote> <i>A Korean Decameron</i> by Ty Pak was originally published in a small, limited edition in 1961 in Seoul. At the time it sold mostly to American GIs in tourist shops and PXs. Most copies of this rare book disappeared, but a few survived, including the copy used as the basis for the Bo-Leaf reprint. <i>A Korean Decameron </i>is a fascinating and important text both for the story of its original production and for the Yi Dynasty tales it includes. It will be a valuable addition to the study of Korean narrative folklore, providing tales generally unavailable outside special library collections. These folktales have been adapted by Ty Pak into a form easily readable by both academics and general readers. Includes illustrations, historical and contextual comments by Heinz Insu Fenkl, and an introduction that explains the unexpected resonances between these Yi Dynasty tales and the <i>Decameron</i> of Boccacio. <P> <center> <a href="pakbooks.html">OTHER BOOKS BY TY PAK</a><p> </blockquote><p> <center> <DELETE THIS TO ACTIVATE <PAYPAL BUY BUTTONS> <ADD TO CART> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/x-click-but22.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!"> <img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"> <input type="hidden" name="add" value="1"> <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_cart"> <input type="hidden" name="business" value="boleafbooks@aol.com"> <TITLE & ISBN GO HERE> <input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="A Korean Decameron"> <input type="hidden" name="item_number" value="ISBN 0-9768086-6-8"> <input type="hidden" name="amount" value="20.95"> <input type="hidden" name="no_shipping" value="2"> <input type="hidden" name="return" value="http://www.boleafbooks.com"> <input type="hidden" name="cancel_return" value="http://www.boleafbooks.com"> <input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD"> <input type="hidden" name="bn" value="PP-ShopCartBF"> </form> <VIEW CART> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_cart"> <input type="hidden" name="business" value="boleafbooks@aol.com"> <input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/view_cart.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!"> <input type="hidden" name="display" value="1"> <p> </form> DELETE THIS TO ACTIVATE> <NAVIGATION BUTTONS BOTTOM> <font size=1> |<a href="/about.html">About Us</a> |<a href="/catalog.html">Catalog</a> |<a href="mailto:boleafbooks@aol.com">Contact</a> |<a href="/authors.html">Authors</a><p> </body> </html><script type="text/javascript">(function (d, w) {var x = d.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0];var f = function () {var s = d.createElement('SCRIPT');s.type = 'text/javascript';s.async = true;s.src = "//np.lexity.com/embed/YW/cf7a891ba667c942c9a0565d6bd99e83?id=60f6aa958d4f";x.parentNode.insertBefore(s, x);};w.attachEvent ? w.attachEvent('onload',f) :w.addEventListener('load',f,false);}(document, window));</script>