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아주 오래된 농담

About the Original Works

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Original Title
아주 오래된 농담
Title Romanization
Aju oraedoen nongdam
Title Sub
박완서 장편소설
English Title (Printed)
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Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Author
Park Wansuh
Co-Author
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Published Year
2000
Publisher
실천문학
ISBN
8939203372
The Series
이문열 중단편전집 ; 5
Main Characters
Shim Yeong-bin, Gyeong-ho, Yeong-myo, Hyeon-geum 
Subject/Theme
Reality of capitalism

About the Author

  • Park Wansuh
  • Birth : 1931 ~ 2011
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Wansuh
  • Family Name : Park
  • Korean Name : 박완서
  • ISNI : 0000000120207103
  • Works : 80
Plot

Shim Yeong-bin, a doctor, runs into Hyeon-geum, his old classmate, and has an affair. Meanwhile, his younger sister Yeong-myo, who married the eldest son of the president of a large corporation, suffers abuse from her in-laws. When her husband, Song Gyeong-ho, dies of lung cancer, her in-laws inflict even more suffering and pain on her. 

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

This is a novel by Park Wansuh, published in 2000. It unfolds the story with two main plots—Shim Yeong-bin’s affair and Song Gyeong-ho’s death. It deals with the truth and hypocrisy in which things are evaluated by capitalist standards, and shows a deep exploration of human nature.

2000년에 출간된 박완서의 장편소설이다. 이 작품은 주인공인 심영빈의 불륜과 송경호의 죽음과 관련된 사건을 두 축으로 삼아 이야기를 전개한다. 자본주의적 잣대로 평가되는 진실과 위선을 다루며 인간의 본성에 대한 깊은 탐구를 보여준다. 

Translated Books1

  • Chinese(汉语) Book Available
    非常久遠的玩笑
    朴婉绪 / 朴婉绪 / 2009 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century