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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

설계자들

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Original Title
설계자들
Title Romanization
Seolgyejadeul
Title Sub
김언수 장편소설
English Title(Printed)
The Plotters
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Author
Kim Un-su
Co-Author
-
Published Year
2010
Publisher
문학동네
ISBN
9788954612128
Main Characters
Reseng, Old Raccoon, Hanja, Mito
Subject/Theme
Limitations of reality, planned reality, death

About the Author

  • Kim Un-su
  • Birth : 1972 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Un-su
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김언수
  • ISNI : 000000043496828X
  • Works : 34
Plot

Reseng, the adopted son of Old Raccoon, is raised as an assassin. Planning and preparing to kill someone he was commissioned to kill in a library that unused by people, Reseng gets less work after democratization as there is an increased security-related work from large corporations rather than contract killings. Moreover, after Reseng's colleague, Chu, is murdered by his friend, Hanja, the conflict with Hanja deepens. As he watches the security company run by Hanja flourish, Reseng thinks of escaping from everything that surrounds him. He sets out on a journey to his inner self, leaving behind the task of plotting death, but he meets another plotter, Mito.

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

2010년에 출간된 김언수의 장편소설이다. 국내는 물론이고  2016년 프랑스 추리문학 대상후보에 오르는 등 영국, 프랑스, 독일, 미국 일본 등에 번역되어 대중들로 부터 높은 평가를 받고 있다. 2019년에 개정판을 내면서 문장과 내용을 전체적으로 다듬고 결말을 보완하였다. 한국문학에서는 드문 범죄스릴러인 <설계자들>은 다양한 인물들이 관계된 사건을 추적하는 과정에서 각자가 딛고 있는 현실의 한계를 인식하게 된다.  

This is a novel by Kim Un-su, published in 2010. It has been translated and published in the UK, France, Germany, United States, and Japan, and has been well received by the public, even being shortlisted for Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere in France in 2016. The revised version was published in 2019 with more refined sentences and content in general and a supplemented ending. The Plotters, a crime thriller that is rare in Korean literature, recognizes the limits of reality that each character faces in the process of tracing events involving them.

Translated Books21 See More

  • Arabic(اللغة العربية) Book
    المتآمرون
    كيم أون سو / كيم أون سو / 2022 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Norwegian(Norsk) Book
    En kule i hjertet
    Ŏn-su Kim / Ŏn-su Kim / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Indonesian(Bahasa Indonesia) Book
    The Plotters
    Kim Un-su / Kim Un-su / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

E-Books & Audiobooks8 See More

  • German(Deutsch) Audiobooks
    Die Plotter
    Un-su Kim / Un-su Kim / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Spanish(Español) E-Books
    Los Planificadores
    Un-su Kim / Un-su Kim / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • English(English) Audiobooks
    The Plotters
    Un-su Kim / Un-su Kim / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century