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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

탁류

About the Original Works

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Original Title
탁류
Title Romanization
Tangnyu
English Title
Turbid Rivers
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century
Author
Chae Man-Sik
Co-Author
-
Published Year
1970
Publisher
-
ISBN
-
Anthology
-
The Series
문학동네 장편소설
Main Characters
Officer Jeong, Cho-bong, Pak Je-ho, Go Tae-su, Jang Hyeong-bo, Song-hui
Subject/Theme
Image of Korean society in the 1930s, women’s hardships, rice speculation

About the Author

  • Chae Man-Sik
  • Birth : 1902 ~ 1950
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Man-Sik
  • Family Name : Ch'ae
  • Korean Name : 채만식
  • ISNI : 0000000108825128
  • Works : 24
Plot

When her father squanders all the family fortune by rice speculation, Cho-bong marries Go Tae-su, a womanzing banker. Jang Hyeong-bo kills Go Tae-su and rapes Cho-bong. After leaving her hometown, Cho-bong becomes Pak Je-ho’s concubine. After some time, Cho-bong gives birth to a girl (Song-hui). Jang Hyeong-bo finds Cho-bong and harasses her, saying that Song-hui is his daughter. Unable to hold in her anger, Cho-bong kills Hyeong-bo with a millstone and turns herself in. 

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

This is a novel, serialized in The Chosun Ilbo from October 1937 to May 1938. Through the narrative of a woman’s hardships, it provides a detailed description of the Japanese exploitation of colonial Korea, Korean customs and view of love at this time.

1937년 10월부터 1938년 5월에 걸쳐 <조선일보>에 연재된 장편소설이다. 이 작품은 여성수난의 서사를 통해 식민지 수탈 상황과 풍속, 연애관 등을 정밀하게 묘사하고 있다.

Translated Books3

  • English(English) Book Available
    Turbid Rivers
    Chae Man-Sik / Chae Man-Sik / 2016 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century
  • Chinese(汉语) Book Available
    浊流
    蔡万植 / 蔡万植 / 2011 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century
  • Japanese(日本語) Book Available
    濁流
    蔡萬植 / 蔡萬植 / 1999 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century