WHICH WAS WITCH? Tales of Ghosts and Magic from Korea by Eleanore M. Jewett

WHICH WAS WITCH? Tales of Ghosts and Magic from Korea

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sensitive retelling and wise use of source material mark a fine collection of a dozen or more native stories from the ""Hermit Nation"". Wonderfully spooky legends- some with familiar themes- give a feeling of the real Korea- as Kim Su-ik, a peaceful scholar, is bewitched at midnight when a spirit takes his wife's form and he does not know which is witch; as pennllens Yi Chang goes to live in a haunted house and makes friends with the ghosts; as Kim Slang, a henpecked husband, finds a magic pear and solves the family's financial problems. And the oriental charm of Taro Yoshima's pictures reinforces the delicate imagery of the tales. Definite anthropological value.

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1953
Publisher: Viking