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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

생의 이면

About the Original Works

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Original Title
생의 이면
Title Romanization
Saengui imyeon
English Title(Printed)
The Reverse Side of Life
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Author
Lee Seung-U
Co-Author
-
Published Year
1992
Publisher
문이당
ISBN
8974560062
The Series
창비소설선
Main Characters
Narrator, Bak Bugil, Jongdan
Subject/Theme
Understanding of and contemplation on humans

About the Author

  • Lee Seung-U
  • Birth : 1959 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Seung-U
  • Family Name : Lee
  • Korean Name : 이승우
  • ISNI : 000000045302126X
  • Works : 29
Plot

The narrator is asked by a magazine to summarize the life of Bak Bugil, an established writer. The narrator reconstructs Bak’s life through Bak’s interviews and his autobiographical fiction Fruits of the Earth. As a child, Bak Bugil had given nail clippers to a crazy man who was trapped in his uncle's backyard, and the man had committed suicide with the nail clippers. After learning that the madman is his father, Bak suffers from guilt. Afterward, he falls in love with an older woman named Jongdan, but after hearing that she wants to marry a pastor, he attends a seminary. However, their love does not come true. as she leaves to study abroad. Bak Bugil decides to drop out of school and become a writer.

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

This is a novel by Lee Seung-U, published in 1992. In this work, the narrator traces the life of novelist Bak Bugil, and delicately depicts the dark side of the individual’s life. It describes the process of a character’s healing in an analytical and critical style.

1992년에 출간된 이승우의 장편소설이다. 이 작품은 '나'가 소설가인 박부길의 삶을 추적하며 한 인물의 삶에 내포된 어두운 면모를 섬세하게 그린다. 인물의 콤플렉스가 치유되는 과정을 분석적이고 평론적인 문체로 묘사하고 있다는 평가를 받는다.

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    Ta druhá strana života
    I Sungu / I Sungu / 2015 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
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    La otra cara de la vida
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  • Japanese(日本語) Book Available
    生の裏面
    李承雨 / 李承雨 / 2011 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century