Original Works

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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

홍어

About the Original Works

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Original Title
홍어
Title Romanization
Hongeo
Title Sub
김주영 단편소설
English Title(Printed)
Stingray
Classification

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

Author
Kim Juyeong
Co-Author
-
Published Year
1998
Publisher
문이당
ISBN
8974560860
The Series
Changbi Fiction
Main Characters
Seyoung, Seyoung's mother
Subject/Theme
Longing for one’s father; mother’s suffering; secrets in life

About the Author

  • Kim Juyeong
  • Birth : 1939 ~ -
  • Occupation : Writer
  • First Name : Juyeong
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김주영
  • ISNI : -
  • Works : 22
Plot

Seyoung lives with his mother. He has been waiting for his father to return home ever since his father left when Seyoung was little. His mother hangs his father’s favorite fish by the door, but there is no news from him. One day, a woman leaves her child with them, saying the child is Seyoung’s father’s. His mother says it is time for his father to return, and accepts the child without a word.

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

1998년에 출간된 김주영의 장편소설이다. 1997년 계간지 <작가세계>발표했던 것을 장편으로 출간한 것이다. 아버지가 떠난 집에서 어머니와 사는 소년을 통해 삶의 비의와 슬픔을 서정적으로 드러낸 작품이다. 아버지에 대한 그리움과 어머니의 고통을 지켜보는 주인공의 시선은 삶을 지속하게 만드는 것이 무엇인가를 되묻고 있다.

This novel by Kim Juyeong was published in 1998. It was originally published in the quarterly Writer’s World in 1997 before being published in book form. It is a lyrical depiction of the secrets and sorrows of a boy who lives with his mother in a home abandoned by his father. By portraying the main character’s longing for his father and his observations of his mother’s suffering, the novel questions what it is that makes us go on living.

Translated Books5 See More

  • English(English) Book Available
    Stingray
    Kim Joo-young / Kim Joo-young / 2013 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999
  • Spanish(Español) Book Available
    La Raya
    Kim Joo-young / Kim Joo-young / 2009 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999
  • Chinese(汉语) Book Available
    洪魚
    金周荣 / 金周荣 / 2008 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999

E-Books & Audiobooks2

  • Catalan(Català) E-Books
    La raya
    Joo-Young Kim / Joo-Young Kim / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999
  • English(English) E-Books
    Stingray
    Kim Joo-young / Kim Joo-young / 2013 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999