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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

만다라

About the Original Works

Original Title
만다라
Title Romanization
Mandara
Title Sub
김성동 장편소설
English Title(Printed)
Mandala
Classification

KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999

Author
Kim Seong-Dong
Co-Author
-
Published Year
2002
Publisher
문이당
ISBN
-
The Series
창비시선 ; 161
Main Characters
Beobun, Venerable Jiam, Jisan
Subject/Theme
Buddhist salvation

About the Author

  • Kim Seong-Dong
  • Birth : - ~ Unknown
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Seong-Dong
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김성동
  • ISNI : 0000000083940452
  • Works : 6
Plot

Beobun became a monk after his father was executed during the Korean War and his mother ran away from home. After listening to a sermon from the Venerable Jiam, he wanders around the country. In the meantime, he meets Jisan, who is an apostate monk, and they stay at the hermitage at Mount Odae together. Sometime later, Jisan gets drunk one day and freezes to death on his way back to the hermitage. This incident helps Beobun to realize that the true way to salvation is to save pitiful humankind and return to lay life.

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

This novel by Kim Seong-Dong won the Hanguk Munhak New Writer of the Year Award in 1978. It explores the subject of true salvation in Buddhism and suggests that salvation is not in nirvana but in the world.

1978년 <한국문학> 신인상에 당선된 김성동의 장편소설이다. 진정한 구원이라는 주제에 대해 불교적인 방식으로 탐구하고 있으며, 구원이란 피안에 있는 것이 아니라 세속에 있다는 것을 제시하였다.

Translated Books6 See More

  • Bulgarian(български) Book Available
    МАНДАЛА
    Kim Seong-Dong et al / Kim Sungdong / 2005 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999
  • French(Français) Book Available
    MANDALA
    Kim Seong-Dong et al / KIM Song Dong / 1992 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999
  • German(Deutsch) Book
    Mandala
    Kim Seong-Dong et al / KIM Seong-Dong / 2005 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999

E-Books & Audiobooks2

  • Russian(Русский) E-Books
    Мандала
    Kim Seong-Dong et al / Ким Сон Дон / 2023 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999
  • Russian(Русский) Audiobooks
    Мандала
    Kim Seong-Dong et al / Ким Сон Дон / 2023 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999