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고래

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Original Title
고래
Title Romanization
Gorae
Title Sub
천명관 장편소설
English Title
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Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > SF, Fantasy
Author
Cheon Myeong-kwan
Co-Author
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Published Year
2004
Publisher
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ISBN
8982819274
Anthology
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The Series
문학동네 장편소설
Main Characters
Geumbok, Geokjeong, Chunhui 
Subject/Theme
Tumultuous lives of three women, unrealistic space, Chunhui’s life from generation to generation

About the Author

  • Cheon Myeong-kwan
  • Birth : 1964 ~ Unknown
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Myeong-kwan
  • Family Name : Cheon
  • Korean Name : 천명관
  • ISNI : 0000000078506811
  • Works : 20
Plot

After leaving her mountain village with a fish peddler, Geumbok meets a man named Geokjeong and gives birth to her daughter Chunhui. When money and deeds fall out of her ceiling one day, Geumbok uses them to set up a brick factory and becomes rich. But a huge fire burns down the village, leaving many villagers dead or fleeing the village. All alone, Chunhui bakes bricks by herself without a word.

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

This is a novel by Cheon Myeong-kwan, published in 2014. It builds a powerful narrative by making full use of various characteristics of mythical imagination, folk tales, urban legends, and martial arts novels. The book maximizes the “fun” of the story through its strong and unique characters and powerful storytelling.

2014년 출간된 천명관의 장편소설이다. 신화적 상상력, 민담, 사회 괴담, 무협지 등의 여러 특징을 구사하여 강력한 서사를 구축한다. 강렬하고 독특한 캐릭터와 이야기를 끌어가는 힘을 통해 소설의 '재미'를 최대화하고 있다는 평가를 받는다.

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  • Russian(Русский) Book Available
    Кит
    Чхон Мёнгван / Чхон Мёнгван / 2018 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > SF, Fantasy
  • Japanese(日本語) Book Available
    チョン・ミョングァン / チョン・ミョングァン / 2018 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > SF, Fantasy
  • English(English) Book
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    Cheon Myeong-kwan / Cheon Myeong-kwan / 2016 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > SF, Fantasy