The AsianInfo site nicely divides Korean lit into three categories and then goes on to explain them:
- The Character of Korean Literature
- Korea’s Classical Literature
- The Modern Literature of Korea
It’s necessarily a gloss, but a great place to begin if you want to learn the overall outlines of Korean literature.
At just less than 6,000 words, you might just want to cut and paste it into a Word (OR hwp!) document and print it out… 😉