Original Works

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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

도가니

About the Original Works

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Original Title
도가니
Title Romanization
Dogani
English Title
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Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
Author
Ji-Young Gong
Co-Author
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Published Year
2009
Publisher
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ISBN
9788936433703
Anthology
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Main Characters
Kang In-ho, Seo Yu-jin, Choe Yong-han, Yeon-du
Subject/Theme
Socially weak, minority, structural and social violence

About the Author

  • Ji-Young Gong
  • Birth : 1963 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Ji-Young
  • Family Name : Gong
  • Korean Name : 공지영
  • ISNI : 0000000121485666
  • Works : 60
Plot

Kang In-ho goes to work at Jaae Academy, a school for children with disabilities located in Mujin, as a short-term teacher. Seeing how dark and glum the students look, he finds out that the students are constantly abused and sexually violated. In-ho works with Seo Yu-jin at the Human Rights Center to expose the school staff’s violence, which has remained hidden for a long time, and to save the students from pain. 

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

This is a novel by Ji Young Gong, published in 2009. As a work that publicized violence against the socially weak and minorities, it widely resonated with the readers and deeply affected Korean society. The novel was adapted into a film of the same title in 2011.

2009년 출간된 공지영의 장편소설이다. 사회적 약자와 소수자에 대한 폭력을 공론화한 작품으로 독자들의 공감을 얻었고, 사회적인 파장을 불러일으켰다. 2011년 동명의 제목으로 영화화되었다.

Translated Books6 See more

  • Russian(Русский) Book
    Суровое испытание
    Джиён Кон / Джиён Кон / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • French(Français) Book
    Les enfants du silence
    Gong Ji Young / Gong Ji Young / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Chinese(汉语) Book
    熔炉
    孔枝泳 / 孔枝泳 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

E-Books & Audiobooks2

  • Russian(Русский) AudioBook
    Суровое испытание
    Джиён Кон / Джиён Кон / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Russian(Русский) AudioBook
    Суровое испытание
    Кон Джиён / Кон Джиён / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century