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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

봄·봄

About the Original Works

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Original Title
봄·봄
Title Romanization
Bom bom
English Title(Printed)
Spring, Spring : Volume 095
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Short Story

Author
Kim Yujung
Co-Author
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Published Year
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Publisher
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ISBN
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Main Characters
Narrator, Jeom-sun’s father, Jeom-sun
Subject/Theme
Rural novel, farcical conflict between a man and his son-in-law who lives with him, abnormal labor structure, financially dependent youth

About the Author

  • Kim Yujung
  • Birth : 1908 ~ 1937
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Yujung
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김유정
  • ISNI : 0000000080701819
  • Works : 30
Plot

Believing the promise that Jeom-sun will be his bride, the narrator works at Jeom-sun's house for over three years. However, Jeom-sun’s father postpones their marriage, saying that Jeom-sun is still too young. Unable to wait any longer, the narrator fights with Jeom-sun’s father. Saying that he will let them marry in the fall, Jeom-sun’s father coaxes the narrator to go and plow the fields.

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

This is a short story by Kim Yujung, published in Jogwang in December 1935. It humorously depicts the conflict between the naive and honest narrator and his father-in-law. At the same time, it keenly highlights the abnormal exploitation structure of landlords, supervisors, and tenants in the rural countryside in 1930s Korea.

1935년 12월 <조광>에 발표된 김유정의 단편이다. 순진하고 우직한 '나'와 장인의 갈등을 해학적으로 묘사하고 있다. 동시에 1930년대 당시 농촌의 '지주-마름-소작인'의 비정상적인 착취구조를 날카롭게 드러내었다.

Translated Books2

  • German(Deutsch) Book
    Frühling, Frühling
    Kim You-jeong / Kim You-jeong / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Short Story
  • English(English) Book Available
    Spring, Spring
    Kim Yu-Jeong / Kim Yu-Jeong / 2015 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Short Story