Original Works

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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

나의 삼촌 브루스 리 1, 2

About the Original Works

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Original Title
나의 삼촌 브루스 리 1, 2
Title Romanization
Naui samchon beuruseu ri
Title Sub
천명관 장편소설
English Title
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Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Historical, Biographical, Political, Social
Author
Cheon Myeong-kwan
Co-Author
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Published Year
2012
Publisher
예담
ISBN
9788959136704
Anthology
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Main Characters
Narrator, uncle, grandfather
Subject/Theme
Rapid growth, Korean-style capitalism, imitation and remake, people in the margins

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

The narrator doesn’t understand his uncle who is in conflict with his family and repeatedly fail in life in order to fulfill his vain dream of becoming “Bruce Lee.” Yet his uncle is not frustrated by his fate of being born as an illegitimate son, and ends up completing his identity as a “fake Bruce Lee.” 

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

This is a novel by Cheon Myeong-kwan, published in 2012. With the author’s uniquely humorous perspective, this novel tells the stories of ordinary people who get caught up in the twists and turns of the times and get hurt in the rapid growth and modernization of Korea.

2012년에 출간된 천명관의 장편소설이다. 한국식 근대화의 압축성장 과정에서 시대의 굴곡에 휘말리고 상처받은 보통 사람들의 이야기를 작가 특유의 유머러스한 시각으로 풀어내었다.

Translated Books1

  • Chinese(汉语) Book Available
    我的叔叔李小龙
    千明官 / 千明官 / 2014 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Historical, Biographical, Political, Social