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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

희랍어 시간

About the Original Works

희랍어 시간
Original Title
희랍어 시간
Title Romanization
Huirabeo sigan
Title Sub
한강 장편소설
English Title(Printed)
Greek Lessons
Classification

KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Author
Han Kang
Co-Author
-
Published Year
2011
Publisher
문학동네
ISBN
9788954616515
Main Characters
Man, woman
Subject/Theme
Isolation, loneliness, language, passion

About the Author

Han Kang
  • Han Kang
  • Birth : 1970 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Kang
  • Family Name : Han
  • Korean Name : 한강
  • ISNI : 0000000054537103
  • Works : 164
Plot

One winter, at the age of seventeen, a young girl decides she would prefer not to speak aloud. Later, as a divorced grown woman who has lost custody of her son, she loses the will to speak entirely. On a whim, she decides to take lessons in Greek, a language for which she has no use in real life. Her instructor has a great craving for light, as he is gradually losing his eyesight. Intrigued by each other, they share their stories of trauma and grow to depend on each other.

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

2011년에 출간된 한 강의 장편소설이다. 작품은 상처를 지닌 남자와 여자가 서로의 삶을 바라보는 이야기다. 작가는 현실에서 쓸모가 많지 않은 '희랍어'를 매개로 고립되어 외로운 두 사람이 오래 된 흔적과 이미지, 촉감과 정념을 공유하며 서로를 위로해주는 과정을 섬세한 언어로 제시한다.

This novel by Han Kang was published in 2011. It tells the story of a man and a woman, both of whom have past trauma in their lives. With delicate prose, the author depicts two isolated and lonely people who learn to comfort each other in various ways in a language that has no practical function in their lives.

Translated Books12 See More

E-Books & Audiobooks9 See More

  • Greek Lessons
    English(English) E-Books
    Greek Lessons
    Han Kang et al / Kang Han / 2012 / -
  • Greek Lessons
    English(English) E-Books
    Greek Lessons
    Han Kang / Han Kang / 2023 / -
  • Greek Lessons
    English(English) Audiobooks
    Greek Lessons
    Han Kang / Han Kang / 2023 / -