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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

아랑은 왜

About the Original Works

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Original Title
아랑은 왜
Title Romanization
Arangeun wae
English Title
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Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
Author
Kim Jeong-hwan
Co-Author
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Published Year
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Publisher
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ISBN
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Anthology
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Main Characters
Park, Yeong-ju
Subject/Theme
The legend of Arang, storyteller, boundary between reality and imagination, power of stories

About the Author

  • Kim Jeong-hwan
  • Birth : - ~ Unknown
  • Occupation : Poet
  • First Name : Jeong-hwan
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김정환
  • ISNI : -
  • Works : 1
Plot

Writer Park researches various documents and records to write a novel about “The Legend of Arang.” Among them, he finds Jeong-ok nangja-jeon (Story of Jeong-ok) the most striking, and he uses it as a reference point for his novel. Meanwhile, Yeong-ju, a hairdresser, moves into Park's house one day and takes care of him. To Park, Arang and Yeongju are two different people yet also the same person. As he reconstructs Arang's story, Park increasingly thinks that Arang might be a butterfly. At the same time, he think that Arang's story can and should always be made into a story by anyone, not just himself.

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

This is a novel by Kim Young-ha, published in 2001. It is based on “The Legend of Arang,” and it tells a story that takes place around the fictional Jeong-ok nangja-jeon. This intriguing work combines the author's imagination and the results of detailed historical research. Originally, it was serialized online, but was later revised and published in the book form. 

2001년에 출간된 김영하의 장편소설이다. 작품은 '아랑전설'을 소재로 한 것으로 세상에 존재하지 않는 '정옥낭자전'을 중심으로 벌어지는 이야기를 그렸다. 치밀한 역사적 고증과 작가의 상상력이 결합하여 흥미로운 작품으로 만들어졌다. 인터넷 사이트에 연재하던 것을 수정해서 장편으로 출간한 것이다. 

Translated Books2

  • Bulgarian(български) Book
    Аран, защо?
    Ким Йонг-ха / Ким Йонг-ха / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Japanese(日本語) Book Available
    阿娘はなぜ
    金英夏 / 金英夏 / 2008 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century