Original Works

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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

이별하는 골짜기

About the Original Works

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Original Title
이별하는 골짜기
Title Romanization
Ibyeolhaneun goljjagi
Title Sub
임철우 장편소설
English Title(Printed)
Remembering Heartache: The Valley of Parting
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Author
Lim Chulwoo
Co-Author
-
Published Year
2010
Publisher
문학과지성사
ISBN
9788932020730
Main Characters
Jeong Dongsu, Shin Taemuk, Grandma Sunrye, Yang Sunji 
Subject/Theme
Memory; guilt 

About the Author

  • Lim Chulwoo
  • Birth : 1954 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Chulwoo
  • Family Name : Lim
  • Korean Name : 임철우
  • ISNI : 0000000116234280
  • Works : 29
Plot

Jeong Dongsu suffers from the guilt that he drove a young woman to her death; Shin Taemuk’s wife died because of his paranoia and obsession. Yang Sunji is a baker who is consumed by guilt because of her involvement in the death of a young deserter during the war. Grandma Sunrye was a sex slave during the war and she has been scarred for life. They all try to reconcile with their past as they take steps to free themselves from guilt and remorse. 

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

2010년 출간된 임철우의 장편소설이다. 이 작품은 기억과 상처, 슬픔과 화해의 문제를 다루고 있다. 각자의 상처와 죄의식을 짊어진 네 명의 인물을 통해 집단의 이익과 개인의 삶 사이에 생기는 균열과 그 결과를 감각적으로 보여주고 있다.

Published in 2010, this novel by Lim Chulwoo deals with the theme of memory, scarring, guilt, and reconciliation through the stories of four different characters.  The story is about those who are stuck in the past, and those who cannot forget.

Translated Books3

  • Chinese(汉语) Book
    离别的山谷
    林哲佑 / 林哲佑 / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Japanese(日本語) Book Available
    別れの谷
    イムチョル / イムチョル / 2018 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • German(Deutsch) Book Available
    Abschiedstal
    Lim Chul Woo / Lim Chul Woo / 2015 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century