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The Downfall of Ji Hyeong-geun

About the E-Books

Author
Na Do-hyang
Co-Author
-
Translator
Inyoung Choi
Publisher
Literature Translation Institute of Korea
Published Year
2014
Country
KOREA (Seoul)
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1910-1945
Original Title
지형근
Romanization of Original
Jihyeonggeun
Original Language
Korean(한국어)
ISBN
9788993360455
Page
-
Series
20th Century Korean Literature

About the Author

  • Na Do-hyang
  • Birth : 1902 ~ 1926
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Do-hyang
  • Family Name : Na
  • Korean Name : 나도향
  • ISNI : 0000000083760910
  • Works : 17
About the Original Work
  • 지형근
  • Author : -
  • Published Year : 1926
  • English Title : The Downfall of Ji Hyeong-geun
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

Na Do-hyang (1902 - 1927)’s  real name is Kyung-son and his pen name is Bin. He was born in 1902. After graduating from Baejae Normal High School, he was admitted to Kyeongseong Medical School but dropped out and went to Tokyo, Japan, to study literature, returning in 1919 to teach at an elementary school in Andong for one year. He began his literary career in 1921, publishing “Leaving Home” in the Baejae School Newspaper and later on, his short story “Memory” in the People’s Opinion. In 1922, as a member of the literary coterie magazine The Swan, he published his work “The Seasons of a Young Person” in its first edition.     
In 1925, with the publication of his artistically mature pieces like “The Water Mill”, “Mulberry”, and “Mute Sam-ryong”, he received much attention as a writer. He died on August 26, 1927. His full-length novel, Mother (1939) was published posthumously.