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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

달밤

About the Original Works

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Original Title
달밤
Title Romanization
Dalbam
English Title (Printed)
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Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Author
Yi Tae Jun
Co-Author
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Published Year
2015
Publisher
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ISBN
9791156620754
Main Characters
나, 황수건
Subject/Theme
소외당한 인물에 대한 연민, 세상에서 밀려난 사람들

About the Author

  • Yi Tae Jun
  • Birth : 1904 ~ 1956
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Tae Jun
  • Family Name : Yi
  • Korean Name : 이태준
  • ISNI : 0000000078343821
  • Works : 15
Plot

After moving to Seongbuk-dong, the narrator becomes acquainted with Hwang Su-geon, an assistant newspaper deliveryman. He is an “idiot” who has intellectual disability, but the narrator enjoys having conversations with him. Hwang Su-geon’s dream is to be promoted to a deliveryman, but he is laid off from the newspaper for being a “halfwit” and even his wife runs away from home. One day, as the narrator returns home, he sees Hwang Su-geon, singing a lonely song under the moonlight. 

Descriptions(Languages 1)
  • Korean(한국어)

1933년 11월 <중앙>에 발표된 단편소설이다. '반편'이라는 이유로 사람 대접을 받지 못하지만 남다른 의리와 인정을 가진 인물의 삶을 다루고 있다. 이태준 특유의 치밀하고 정확한 문장으로 소외당한 사람의 쓸쓸함을 드러내었다. 

Translated Books1

  • English(English) Book Available
    An Idiot's Delight
    Yi T'ae-jun / Yi T'ae-jun / 2015 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century