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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

지상의 노래

About the Original Works

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Original Title
지상의 노래
Title Romanization
jisangui norae
Title Sub
이승우 장편소설
English Title
The Song of the Earth
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
Author
Lee Seung-U
Co-Author
-
Published Year
2012
Publisher
민음사
ISBN
9788937485763
Anthology
-
Main Characters
Kang Sangho, Cha Donghyeon, Jang, Han Jeonghyo, Hu 
Subject/Theme
Desire; guilt; politics; transcendence

About the Author

  • Lee Seung-U
  • Birth : 1959 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Seung-U
  • Family Name : Lee
  • Korean Name : 이승우
  • ISNI : 000000045302126X
  • Works : 29
Plot

On the walls of the 72 underground rooms of the Cheonsan Monastery, a vast number of beautifully decorated inscriptions and mystical paintings are discovered. The novel opens with the story of Kang Sangho, who uses his late brother’s records to investigate the Cheonsan writings and inform the public of their existence. Gradually, the truth behind the monastery, as well as personal desires, distorted histories engendered by political power, and the tragic reality of a mass slaughter begin to surface.

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

2012년에 출간된 이승우의 장편소설이다. 욕망, 죄의식, 실존, 윤리 등을 꾸준히 다루어왔던 이승우 문학의 정점으로 평가된다. 신학적 세계관에 대한 형이상학적 탐구와 더불어 군사정권의 왜곡된 정치권력이라는 현실, 역사를 함께 엮어낸다.

Published in 2012, The Song of the Earth by Lee Seung-U is considered his best work. Throughout his literary career, the author has consistently engaged with themes of desire, guilt, human existence, and ethics. In this novel, he weaves together a tragic historical past distorted by political power, with a metaphysical investigation of theological issues.

Translated Books2

  • Polish(Polski) Book
    Pieśń ziemi
    Lee Seung-u / Lee Seung-u / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • French(Français) Book Available
    Le chant de la terre
    Lee Seung-u / Lee Seung-u / 2017 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

E-Books & Audiobooks1

  • French(Français) Ebook
    Le chant de la terre
    Lee Seung-u / Lee Seung-u / 2017 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century