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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

대하

About the Original Works

Original Title
대하
Title Romanization
Daeha
English Title(Printed)
Scenes from the Enlightenment
Classification

KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century

Author
Kim Namcheon
Co-Author
-
Published Year
1987
Publisher
슬기
ISBN
-
The Series
공연예술신서; 21
Main Characters
Pak, Pak Sun-il, Pak Seong-gwon, Pak Hyeong-jun, Pak Hyeong-seon, Pak Hyeong-sik, Pak Hyeong-geol
Subject/Theme
Family history novel, downfall and restoration of a family, rapid changes in the modern history

About the Author

  • Kim Namcheon
  • Birth : 1911 ~ 1953
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Namcheon
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김남천
  • ISNI : 0000000082729276
  • Works : 11
Plot

This novel tells the story of the rise and fall of Pak Seong-gwon’s family against the backdrop of the Enlightenment period. When his father, Pak Sun-il dies, leaving the family on the verge of bankruptcy, Park Seong-gwon uses the Sino-Japanese War as an opportunity to rebuild his family fortunes. From his wife and concubine, he begets four sons, each of whom has different temperaments, which becomes the cause of constant conflict in the family.

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

This is a full-length novel by Kim Namcheon, published in 1939. Telling the story of a family’s prosperity with the changes of the times, it captures the rich customs of the time. Unfortunately, it leaves the readers rather wanting, as the novel remains incomplete.

1939년 출간된 김남천의 전작(全作)장편소설이다. 시대의 변화와 함께 한 가문이 번영해가는 과정을 다루면서 당대의 풍속을 풍부하게 담아내고 있다. 미완결로 끝났다는 점에서 아쉬움을 남기는 작품이다.

Translated Books3

  • German(Deutsch) Book Available
    DER GROßE STROM
    Kim Namcheon et al / Kim Namcheon / 2012 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century
  • English(English) Book Available
    Scenes from the Enlightenment
    Kim Namcheon et al / Kim Namcheon / 2014 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century
  • Czech(Český Jazyk) Book
    PROUD
    Kim Namcheon et al / KIM NAMČ`ÊN / 1950 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century