Original Works

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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

너무도 쓸쓸한 당신

About the Original Works

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Original Title
너무도 쓸쓸한 당신
Title Romanization
Neomudo sseulsseulhan dangsin
English Title(Printed)
Lonesome You
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Short Story

Author
Park Wansuh
Co-Author
-
Published Year
1998
Publisher
창비
ISBN
893643652X
Main Characters
-
Subject/Theme
Trivial life, life of the elderly, desires of the elderly, futility

About the Author

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

This collection is made up of ten short stories, including “Lonesome You,” “Withered Flower,” and “Psychedelic Butterfly.” It portrays the life of the elderly, which has been erased in reality, through the stories of a married couple tired of the patriarchal culture of marriage, a mother who has dementia, and an old woman about to get remarried.  

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

This is a collection of short stories by Park Wansuh, published in 1998. In the short stories, the author concentrates on the thoughts and feelings of people who go unnoticed in life, such as old couples, elderly people, and a mother with dementia. Through a deep understanding of humans, these stories give a new look at “the elderly.”

1998년에 출간된 박완서의 소설집이다. 함께 수록된 단편을 통해 작가는 오래된 부부, 노인, 치매걸린 어머니 등 주목받지 못한 사람들의 내면에 주목했다. 인간에 대한 깊은 이해가  '노인'이라는 대상을 새롭게 만들어내었다.

Translated Books4 See More

  • Uzbek(o'zbek) Book
    Жуда маъюссан
    Пак Вансо / Пак Вансо / 2022 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Short Story
  • Russian(Русский) Book
    Очень одинокий человек
    Пак Вансо / Пак Вансо / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Short Story
  • English(English) Book Available
    Lonesome You
    Park Wan-suh / Park Wan-suh / 2013 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Short Story

E-Books & Audiobooks1

  • English(English) E-Books
    Lonesome You
    Park Wan-suh / Park Wan-suh / 2013 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Short Story