About the Original Works
- Original Title
- 붉은 방
- Title Romanization
- Bulgeun bang
- English Title
- The red room
- literature > Korean Literature > Complete Collection, Library > Complete Collection & Library (more than 2 writers)
- Park Wansuh
- Lim Chulwoo , OH JUNGHEE
- Published Year
- Works included : -
- Main Characters
- Choe Dal-sik, Oh Ki-seop
- The issue of the division of the Korean Peninsula, violence, madness
On his way to work, Oh Ki-seop is suddenly kidnapped by strangers. He is accused of hiding a political prisoner, but when he hears that his uncle fled to North Korea, he does not resist his kidnappers. Meanwhile, Choe Dal-sik, who kidnaps Oh Ki-seop, hates the Commies, as his entire family was killed because his father was a police officer. He tortures Oh Ki-seop to obtain a confession and is proud of himself for being a watchman for the nation and nation. Afterward, Oh Ki-seop is cleared of all charges.
1988년 <현대문학>에 발표된 임철우의 단편소설이다. 작가인 임철우는 분단문제로 인한 폭력과 광기의 문제를 다루는 작품들을 발표해왔으며, 이 작품 역시 그러한 작업의 일환이다. '붉은 방'이라는 취조실을 통해 체제에 대한 개인의 무기력을 극적으로 표현했다는 평가를 받는다.
This is a short story by Lim Chulwoo, published in Hyundae Munhak (Contemporary Literature) in 1988. Lim has published works dealing with violence and madness caused by the division of the Korean Peninsula, and this short story is also a part of such works. Through an interrogation room called the “Red Room,” this short story dramatically depicts an individual's helplessness against the system.
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