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심청, 연꽃의 길

About the Original Works

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Original Title
심청, 연꽃의 길
Title Romanization
Simcheong, yeonkkochui gil
English Title(Printed)
Shimcheong, The Lotus Path
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Author
Hwang Sok-yong
Co-Author
-
Published Year
2003
Publisher
문학동네
ISBN
8982817727
Main Characters
Shim Cheong, Chen, Dongyu
Subject/Theme
Tale of Shim Cheong; woman's life; love; fate

About the Author

  • Hwang Sok-yong
  • Birth : 1943 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Sok-yong
  • Family Name : Hwang
  • Korean Name : 황석영
  • ISNI : 0000000121322250
  • Works : 121
Plot

Born in Joseon and known as Renhwa in China, Lotus in Singapore, and Renka in Japan, Shim Cheong leads a life of suffering. She is sold to a man named Chen in China. One day, she meets Dongyu and falls in love with him. They get married, run a dumpling shop, and live happily together. Their happiness does not last long, however, and Cheong returns to the life of a gisaeng.

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

2003년에 출간된 황석영의 장편소설이다. 작품은 익숙한 '심청이야기'를 현대적으로 재해석하여 이야기의 공간을 넓히고 주인공의 시련을 극대화시켰다. 작가는 조선과 중국, 싱가폴, 일본에서 각각 다른 이름으로 운명처럼 주어진 삶을 살아내는 심청을 통해 시간이 변해도 달라지지 않는 여성의 지난한 삶을 그리고 있다.

This novel by Hwang Sok-yong was published in 2003. A modern reinterpretation of the familiar folktale “The Tale of Shim Cheong,” the novel expands on the story, providing a fuller account of the main character’s difficult life. The author depicts a woman whose fate as Shim Cheong – despite being known by different names in Joseon, China, Singapore, and Japan – means that her life is unchanging, even with the passing of time. 

Translated Books5 See More

  • German(Deutsch) Book
    Die Lotos Blüte
    HWANG SOK-YOUNG / HWANG SOK-YOUNG / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Italian(Italiano) Book Available
    Come l'acqua sul fiore di loto
    Hwang Sok-yong / Hwang Sok-yong / 2013 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Spanish(Español) Book Available
    Shim Chong, La niña vendida
    Hwang Sok-yong / Hwang Sok-yong / 2012 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

E-Books & Audiobooks1

  • German(Deutsch) E-Books
    Die Lotosblüte
    Hwang Sok-yong / Hwang Sok-yong / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century