[KS] Kim Il Sung children's stories...

sem.ver at btinternet.com sem.ver at btinternet.com
Thu Jun 6 13:37:30 EDT 2002


we have a few of these children's stories in the British Library, a whole series of them seems to have appeared in the late 80s. One I have on my desk is called "t'okki ui paltojang" (kumsong ch'ongnyon ch'ulp'ansa, 1988); according to the introduction, Kim Chong-il told the story to his classmates who later used the inspiration to make this comic book. It looks like a crude attempt at an Aesop-style fable; at least it shares the violence of the format. In the last scene, the evil fox and wolf get crushed to death, and end up as "food for the crows".

hope this helps.


>  from:    Keith Howard <kh at soas.ac.uk>
>  date:    Wed, 05 Jun 2002 19:10:31
>  to:      Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws
>  subject: Re: [KS] Kim Il Sung children's stories...
> Does anybody on the list have details of the children's stories Kim 
> Il Sung (possibly with Kim Jong Il) is alleged to have written? I 
> have been trying to find a reference and any details about such 
> ventures for some time...and any help would be much appreciated.
> Keith Howard
> -- 
> Dr Keith Howard
> Senior Lecturer in Music, SOAS
> Director, AHRB Research Centre in Cross-Cultural Music and Dance Performance
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