Original Works

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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

녹천에는 똥이 많다

About the Original Works

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Original Title
녹천에는 똥이 많다
Title Romanization
Nokcheoneneun ttongi manta
Title Sub
이창동 소설집
English Title
Nokcheon
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Short Story
Author
Lee Chang-dong
Co-Author
-
Published Year
1992
Publisher
문학과지성사
ISBN
8932005796
Anthology
Works included : -
The Series
민음의 시; 142
Main Characters
Jun-sik, Min-u, Jun-sik’s wife
Subject/Theme
Life of the petit bourgeois during industrialization

About the Author

  • Lee Chang-dong
  • Birth : 1954 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Chang-dong
  • Family Name : Lee
  • Korean Name : 이창동
  • ISNI : 0000000122824674
  • Works : 5
Plot

Jun-sik and Min-u are half-brothers. Min-u is a social activist who participated in the student demonstrations, while Jun-sik worked hard to become a teacher after graduating from the university night classes. Although he started with nothing of his own, Jun-sik earns enough to purchase a small apartment, and even marries an employee from his school's general affairs department. However, their marriage is impulsive, and there is no understanding or solidarity between Jun-sik and his wife. Min-u’s appearance drivers the wedge between the couple even deeper. From Min-u, Jun-sik’s wife feels something that Jun-sik is lacking and begins to despise Jun-sik blatantly. As Jun-sik watches his wife grow fond of Min-u while despising him, Jun-sik’s victim mentality grows.

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

This is the third short story collection by Lee Chang-dong, published in 1992. It mainly features the lives of the urban poor and petit bourgeoisie in cities. The protagonists of the stories in this collection make efforts to overcome their realities and become awakened.

1992년 출간된 이창동의 세 번째 소설집이다. 주로 도시에서 살아가는 도시 빈민과 소시민들의 삶을 형상화하고 있다. 그러나 현실을 극복하고 자신을 각성시키고자 하는 주인공들의 노력을 볼 수 있다는 평가를 받는다.

Translated Books1

  • French(Français) Book Available
    Nokcheon
    LEE Chang-dong / LEE Chang-dong / 2005 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Short Story