Yom Sang Sop

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Yom Sang Sop


(pseudonym, Hwangbo). Born 1897 in Seoul; died there in 1963. South Korean writer. Studied literature in Japan. Member of the South Korean Academy of the Arts.

Yom’s first story, The Green Frog at the Exhibition (1921), displayed the writer’s leaning toward realism. In the 1920’s he wrote more than ten novels and stories, including Two Hearts (1921) and Three Generations (1931). He was the leading novella writer on the magazine Paeho (Ruins), which >brought together the young writers who advocated “pure art.” Along with such extreme national-reformists as Li Gwang Su he had a hostile attitude toward the Korean Federation of Proletarian Art. His works of the 1940’s and 1950’s, such as the novels The Sudden Downpour (1952), On the Deathbed (1954), and The Young Generation (1956) and the collection of short stories The Dog That Does Not Bark (1956), were written from the point of view of bourgeois objectivism.


Hangguk munghak chongjip, vol. 3. Seoul, 1959.


Cho Yong Hyong. Hangguk hyongdae munghak sa. Seoul, 1961.
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