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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

옆집 여자

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Original Title
옆집 여자
Title Romanization
Yeopjim yeoja
Title Sub
하성란 소설
English Title
The Woman Next Door
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Short Story
Author
Ha Seong-nan
Co-Author
-
Published Year
2000
Publisher
창비
ISBN
9788936436568
Anthology
-
The Series
문학과지성 시인선; 275
Main Characters
-
Subject/Theme
Alienated people; being dispossessed; the desire for escape

About the Author

  • Ha Seong-nan
  • Birth : 1967 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Seong-nan
  • Family Name : Ha
  • Korean Name : 하성란
  • ISNI : 0000000084812321
  • Works : 10
Descriptions - 2 Languages
  • Korean(한국어)
  • English(English)

1999년에 출간된 하성란의 소설집이다. 표제작인<옆집 여자>를 비롯하여 <<악몽>, <곰팡이 꽃>, <양파>, <올콩>등 모두 10편의 단편이 수록되어 있다. 작가는 고립된 개인들의 삶에서 쓸쓸함과 비참한 단면들을 포착하고 그것들을 따뜻한 시각으로 그려내고 있다. 특히 전업주부, 세일즈 맨, 매장의 감시요원, 주방장 등을 주인공으로 세워 그들이 현실에서 경험하는 소외와 상실, 박탈감을 가감없이 기록하고 그들의 탈주욕망을 다양한 이야기로 만들었다.

Published in 1999, this short story collection by Ha Seong-nan introduces 10 of her stories, including “Nightmare,” The Mold Flower,” “Beans”, and the title story “The Woman Next Door.”  The characters in her stories are a housewife, a salesperson, a security guard at a mall, and a cook who feels alienated. The writer presents an unflinching, realistic portrayal of their misery and isolation, their sense of loss, and their desire to escape from reality. 

Translated Books1

  • German(Deutsch) Book
    Die Nachbarin
    Ha Seong-ran / Ha Seong-ran / 2006 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > Short Story