About the Original Works
- Original Title
- Title Romanization
- Title Sub
- 신경숙 장편소설
- English Title(Printed)
- The Court Dancer
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Romance
- Kyung-Sook Shin
- Published Year
- Main Characters
- Yi Jin
- Love, freedom, history
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.
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.
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E-Books & Audiobooks1
English(English) E-BooksThe Court Dancer
English(English)The Talking Cure: Stories Told to the Moon by Shin Kyung-sook
English(English)2014 London Book Fair: Author Kyung-sook Shin Introductory Booklet
Chinese(汉语)Shin Kyung Suk (申京淑)