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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

고등어

About the Original Works

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Original Title
고등어
Title Romanization
Godeungeo
Title Sub
공지영 장편소설
English Title (Printed)
-
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999

Author
Ji-Young Gong
Co-Author
-
Published Year
1994
Publisher
-
ISBN
8901010607
The Series
문학동네시인선 ; 095
Main Characters
Kimm Myeong-u, Noh Eun-rim, Yeon-suk, Yeo-gyeong
Subject/Theme
Stories about the post-activist movement in the 1980s, gap between activism and reality, love

About the Author

  • Ji-Young Gong
  • Birth : 1963 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Ji-Young
  • Family Name : Gong
  • Korean Name : 공지영
  • ISNI : 0000000121485666
  • Works : 60
Plot

In the 1980s, No Eun-rim considers even romantic love a sin and takes part in the labor movement with all her life to change the world. But in the mid-1990s, Myeong-u, a friend during the labor movement who has taken ill, come visit Eun-rim. Unable to overcome the obstacle of an affair in reality, the two eventually part ways. 

Descriptions(Languages 2)
  • English(English)
  • Korean(한국어)

This is a novel by Ji-Young Gong, published in 1994. It follows the lives of people who had participated in the labor activist movement in the 1980s after the movement has ended. With a compassionate gaze, it captures the dreams and despair of the youth, who have lived through a painful modern history.

1994년 출간된 공지영의 장편소설이다. 이 작품은 1980년대 노동 운동에 가담했던 인물들의 운동이후의 삶을 다루고 있다. 아픈 현대사를 겪은 청춘들의 꿈과 절망을 연민의 시선으로 담아낸 작품이다.

Translated Books3

  • Uzbek (o'zbek) Book Available
    Скумбрия
    Конг Жи Ёнг / Конг Жи Ёнг / 2018 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999
  • Vietnamese(Tiếng Việt) Book Available
    Cá thu
    Gong Ji-young / Gong Ji-young / 2015 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999
  • Chinese(汉语) Book Available
    鲭鱼
    孔枝泳 / 孔枝泳 / 2010 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999