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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

성벽

About the Original Works

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Original Title
성벽
Title Romanization
Seongbyeok
English Title
Fortress Walls
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century

Author
Cho Sunjak
Co-Author
-
Published Year
1973
Publisher
-
ISBN
-
Main Characters
Narrator; Deokchil 
Subject/Theme
City development; railroad construction; people who are driven away

About the Author

  • Cho Sunjak
  • Birth : - ~ Unknown
  • Occupation : Writer
  • First Name : Sunjak
  • Family Name : Cho
  • Korean Name : 조선작
  • ISNI : 0000000114416697
  • Works : 7
Plot

The narrator lives with his parents and older sister in a town located near the riverbank. With a railroad being constructed right next to their town, it will be demolished in the near future. The narrator’s father, who sold dogs for living, is found dead, and the family and their neighbors prepare his funeral, feeling afraid of the future.  

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

1973년 <창작과 비평> 가을호에 발표한 조선작의 단편소설이다. 작품은 전철 유치를 위한 철도 공사 등 도시개발로 인해 밀려나고 소외된 사람들의 이야기를 다루고 있다.

This short story by Cho Sunjak was published in the 1973 fall issue of the literary magazine Creation and Criticism. In the story, the main character and his fellow townspeople are driven out of their homes due to the city’s development plan, which includes building a subway station. 

Translated Books1

  • French(Français) Book Available
    le père chien
    Cho Son-jak / Cho Son-jak / 1993 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century