Original Works

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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

김영하 단편선-엘리베이터에 낀 그 남자는 어떻게 되었나-

About the Original Works

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Original Title
김영하 단편선-엘리베이터에 낀 그 남자는 어떻게 되었나-
Title Romanization
Gimnyeongha danpyeonseon-ellibeiteoe kkin geu namjaneun eotteoke doeeonna-
Title Sub
김영하 소설
English Title
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Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Short Story
Author
Kim Young-ha
Co-Author
-
Published Year
1999
Publisher
-
ISBN
8932010862
Anthology
Works included : -
The Series
사계절 그림책 ; 56
Main Characters
Narrator
Subject/Theme
Ordinary life, series of events, humorous gaze

About the Author

  • Kim Young-ha
  • Birth : 1968 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Young-ha
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김영하
  • ISNI : 000000012148951X
  • Works : 81
Plot

The narrator rushes out of home to get to a meeting. He sees someone stuck in the elevator in his apartment building, but he runs to catch the bus rather than telling someone. But the bus that he boards gets in an accident, and everyone turns their heads instead of helping.  

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

This is the titular story of Kim Young-ha’s 1999 short story collection titled Ellibeiteoe kkin geu namjaneun eotteoke doeeonna (What Happened to the Man Who Got Caught in the Elevator). In this humorous depiction of an absurd day in the life of an ordinary office worker, the author questions the meaning of unexpected moments in people’s daily lives.

1999년에 출간한 김영하의 소설집이다. 모두 9편의 단편이 수록되어 있다. 표제작을 비롯하여 <피뢰침>, <비상구>, <고압선> 등 일상 속에서 마주치는 나르시즘적 인물, 현실과 상상을 오가는 인물 등 다소 황당하게 보이는 인물들의 예상치 못한 사건을 통해 일상이 지니는 의미에 질문을 던진다.