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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

총독의 소리

About the Original Works

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Original Title
총독의 소리
Title Romanization
Chongdogui sori
English Title(Printed)
The Voice of the Governor-General
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999

Author
Choi In-hun
Co-Author
-
Published Year
1968
Publisher
서울문화사
ISBN
-
The Series
Hongik Collected Literature
Main Characters
-
Subject/Theme
1960s Korean politics; Korea-Japan relations; neocolonialism

About the Author

  • Choi In-hun
  • Birth : 1936 ~ 2018
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : In-hun
  • Family Name : Choi
  • Korean Name : 최인훈
  • ISNI : 0000000116984436
  • Works : 38
Plot

In an underground radio broadcast, the former Japanese governor-general of Korea gives a speech, revealing that he has been in hiding on the Korean peninsula since the end of Japanese colonial rule, lying in wait in the hopes that the Japanese empire will rise again.

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

1994년 출간된 최인훈 전집 9권에 해당한다. <총독의 소리>는 연작소설로 1967년에 <총독의 소리>1~2편, 1968년에 3편, 1976년에 4편을 발표했다. 작품은 1965년 한일협정비준 반대를 앞두고 혼란스러운 한국의 정치상황을 풍자하고 이념과 풍속의 간극을 보여주고 있다. 작가는 1960년대의 한국이 일본에 의한 신식민지 시기에 놓여 있음을 상상력과 풍자를 통해 드러내고 있다.

Published in 1994, this is the ninth volume of Choi In-hun’s collected stories. The Voice of the Governor General is a collection of four linked stories that were originally published separately: the first two in 1967, the third in 1968, and the fourth in 1976. Offering an alternate vision of a neocolonial Korea, the work satirizes the political chaos in the country ahead of the ratification of the 1965 treaty normalizing relations with Japan.

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