About the Original Works
- Original Title
- 식물들의 사생활
- Title Romanization
- Singmuldeurui sasaenghwal
- Title Sub
- 이승우 장편소설
- English Title(Printed)
- The Private Life of Plants
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century
- Lee Seung-U
- Published Year
- Main Characters
- Woo-hyeon, Ki-hyeon, Father, Mother
Woo-hyeon's mother gave up her first love due to the circumstances of the times and lives with her current husband. Father stays with Mother, who is unable to forget her first love, and takes care of Woo-hyeon, who is not his own son. Then Woo-hyeon has a seizure after losing both legs in the army and lives like an animal. Mother wanders through the red light district, searching for Woo-hyeon. Meanwhile, Woo-hyeon’s younger brother Ki-hyeon falls in love with Woo-hyeon’s ex-girlfriend, Soon-mee, and marries her. But when Soon-mee finds out that Ki-hyeon takes Woo-hyeon to brothels, she asks Ki-hyeon to disguise her as a prostitute and take her to Woo-hyeon. They all give up their love and lives like giving trees.
This is a novel by Lee Seung-U, published in 2000. In this novel, plants are in a state that is achieved beyond animalistic desires. The characters in the novel show transcendental love, in which everyone reduces their own desires and benefits others by giving up what is their own.
2000년에 출간된 이승우의 장편소설이다. 이 소설에서 식물은 동물성의 욕망을 넘어서는 지점이다. 소설의 인물들은 모두가 자신의 욕망을 낮추고, 나의 것을 포기함으로써 타자를 이롭게 하는 초월적 사랑을 보여준다.
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E-Books & Audiobooks1
Spanish(Español) E-BooksLa vida secreta de las plantas [Kindle Edition]
Relevant Contents7 See More
English(English)The Old Diary
English(English)Love, Sin, and Transcendence
English(English)2014 London Book Fair: Author Lee Seung-U Introductory Booklet