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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

리진

About the Original Works

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Original Title
리진
Title Romanization
Rijin
Title Sub
신경숙 장편소설
English Title(Printed)
The Court Dancer
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Romance

Author
Kyung-Sook Shin
Co-Author
-
Published Year
2007
Publisher
-
ISBN
9788954603249
Main Characters
Yi Jin
Subject/Theme
Love, freedom, history

About the Author

  • Kyung-Sook Shin
  • Birth : 1963 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Kyung-sook
  • Family Name : Shin
  • Korean Name : 신경숙
  • ISNI : 000000008374681X
  • Works : 102
Plot

At the end of the 19th century, Yi Jin, who grew up as a court dancer in Joseon, meets a French diplomat and falls in love. Yi Jin enjoyed her freedom by heading to France with her beloved diplomat, but returns to Joseon after a while. The novel follows of Yi Jin's life on a vast scale from Joseon to Paris, France, and it draws more attention as Yi Jin is a real historical figure.

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

This work shows the life of Yi Jin, a woman who wants to control her own destiny in the turbulent times. The book, which depicts tragic life of Yi Jin, is praised for portraying a piece of reality of the frustrated Korean modernity.

이 작품은 격동하는 시대 배경 속에서 자신의 운명을 다스리고자 하는 여인 '리진'의 삶을 보여준다. '리진'의 비극적 삶은 좌절당한 한국적 근대의 한 실재를 담고 있다는 평을 받는다.

Translated Books9 See More

  • Arabic(اللغة العربية) Book
    راقصة البلاط
    كيونغ سوك شين / كيونغ سوك شين / 2022 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Romance
  • Polish(Polski) Book
    Dworska tancerka
    Shin Kyung-sook / Shin Kyung-sook / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Romance
  • Lithuanian(Lietuvių kalba) Book
    RI DŽINĖ
    Kyung-Sook Shin / Kyung-Sook Shin / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Romance

E-Books & Audiobooks1

  • English(English) E-Books
    The Court Dancer
    Kyung-Sook Shin / Kyung-Sook Shin / 2018 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Romance