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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

식물들의 사생활

About the Original Works

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Original Title
식물들의 사생활
Title Romanization
Singmuldeurui sasaenghwal
Title Sub
이승우 장편소설
English Title(Printed)
The Private Life of Plants
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century

Author
Lee Seung-U
Co-Author
-
Published Year
2000
Publisher
문학동네
ISBN
8982813233
Main Characters
Woo-hyeon, Ki-hyeon, Father, Mother
Subject/Theme
Plantness

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

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. 

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

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. 

Translated Books10 See More

  • Norwegian(Norsk) Book
    Plantenes hemmelige liv
    Lee Seung-U / Lee Seung-U / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century
  • Polish(Polski) Book Available
    Prywatne życie roślin
    Lee Seung-u / Lee Seung-u / 2016 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century
  • English(English) Book Available
    The Private Life of Plants
    Lee Seung-u / Lee Seung-u / 2015 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century

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