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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

신개지

About the Original Works

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Original Title
신개지
Title Romanization
Singaeji
English Title (Printed)
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Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century

Author
Ri Ki-yong
Co-Author
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Published Year
1898
Publisher
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ISBN
2006986002258
Main Characters
Kang Yun-su, Sun-nam, Civil Engineering Director Ha, Ha Sang-ho, Ha Sang-cheol, Yu Gu-seong, Yu Gyeong-jun, Wol-suk
Subject/Theme
Urbanizing rural villages, farmers growing poorer, contradictory modernization

About the Author

  • Ri Ki-yong
  • Birth : 1895 ~ 1984
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Ki-yong
  • Family Name : Ri
  • Korean Name : 이기영
  • ISNI : 0000000111777139
  • Works : 26
Plot

Kang Yun-su gets embroiled in a fight over village water and is sent to prison, while his fiancée Sun-nam is sold away as a courtesan. The family of Civil Engineering Director Ha, who amassed wealth through a rice mill and a rice shop, and the family of the village leader Yu Gu-seong continue to increase their wealth through marriage. While the village is being transformed through the construction of railroads and levees, the residents of the village find themselves in more difficult living situations. Sun-nam is sold away to Manchuria to make more money, and Yun-su feels dejected. 

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

This is a novel by Ri Ki-yong, serialized in The Dong-A Ilbo from January 19 to September 8, 1938. While painting a vivid picture of the realities of gentrifying rural areas, it expresses concerns and criticisms of the situation in which the people of the rural areas are excluded from the modernization process.

이기영이 1938년1월19일부터 같은 해 9월8일까지 <동아일보>에 연재한 장편소설이다. 소도시로 변해가는 농촌의 현실을 생생하게 그리면서 근대화 과정에서 배제시키는 농촌에 대한 우려와 비판을 담아내고 있다.

Translated Books1

  • Japanese(日本語) Book
    よみがえる大地
    李箕永 / 李箕永 / 1953 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century