Original Works

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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

그 남자네 집

About the Original Works

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Original Title
그 남자네 집
Title Romanization
Geu namjane jip
Title Sub
박완서 장편소설
English Title (Printed)
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Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Author
Park Wansuh
Co-Author
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Published Year
2004
Publisher
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ISBN
8972752940
The Series
창비 소설선
Main Characters
Narrator, Hyeon-bo, Min-ho
Subject/Theme
Korean War, first love, post-war Donam-don, Seoul, disabled veteran

About the Author

  • Park Wansuh
  • Birth : 1931 ~ 2011
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Wansuh
  • Family Name : Park
  • Korean Name : 박완서
  • ISNI : 0000000120207103
  • Works : 80
Plot

After the end of the Korean War, the narrator works at the US military base and falls in love with Hyeon-bo, who lost his leg during the war. However, for practical reasons, she breaks up with Hyeon-bo and marries a banker. Later, Hyeon-bo loses his sight during a brain surgery, and after a while, the narrator receives news of his death. 

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

This novel was published in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Hyundae Munhak, based on the short story of the same titled that was published in Literature and Society in 2002. It reminisces about the unfulfilled first love set in post-Korean War society.

2002년<문학과 사회>에 발표한 동명의 단편을 기초로하여 2004년<현대문학>창간50주년을 기념하여 장편소설로 발표했다. 한국전쟁이라는 시대를 배경으로 이루지 못한 첫사랑을 기억하고 있다.

Translated Books1

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