Original Works

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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

밤은 노래한다

About the Original Works

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Original Title
밤은 노래한다
Title Romanization
Bameun noraehanda
Title Sub
김연수 장편소설
English Title (Printed)
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Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Author
Kim Yeonsu
Co-Author
-
Published Year
2008
Publisher
문학과지성사
ISBN
9788932019000
Main Characters
Kim Hae-yeon (narrator), Lee Jeong-hui, Pak Gil-ryong, Pak Do-man, Yeo Ok
Subject/Theme
North Gando in the 1930s, Minsaengdan Incident, historical sites where anti-Japanese activities occurred

About the Author

  • Kim Yeonsu
  • Birth : 1970 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Yeonsu
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김연수
  • ISNI : 0000000080703945
  • Works : 28
Plot

In North Gando, around 1932, a tragic incident occurs between the Koreans who first had to join the Communist Party of China for the Korean revolution and the Koreans who had to die at the hands of the Korean Communist Party members without knowing why. Kim Hae-yeon, Yeo Ok, and Pak Gil-ryong manage to survive the “Minsaengdan Incident” and later escape the siege of Chinese with other Koreans. Years later, Hae-yeon returns to Yongjeong and learns about Jeong-hui's last traces and her letter addressed to him.

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

This is a historical novel by Kim Yeonsu, published in 2008. It reconstructs the “Minsaengdan Incident” (an incident in which Koreans were massacre) set in North Gando in the early 1930s. This is the author's third historical novel that, based on a vast amount of data, reconstructs and restores the stories of individuals who are not officially recorded in history.

2008년에 출간된 김연수의 장편역사소설이다. 1930년대 초반의 북간도를 배경으로 '민생단 사건'(조선인 학살사건)을 재구성한 작품이다. 역사에 공식적으로 기록되지 않고 누락되거나 배제된 개별적인 인간들의 이야기를 방대한 자료를 통해 소설로 재구성하여 복원해온 작가의 세 번째 역사소설이다. 

Translated Books1

  • Japanese(日本語) Book
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