Original Works

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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

소설가 구보씨의 하루 외

About the Original Works

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Original Title
소설가 구보씨의 하루 외
Title Romanization
Soseolga gubossiui haru oe
English Title(Printed)
On the eve of the uprising; and other stories from colonial Korea
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction

Author
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Co-Author
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Published Year
1934
Publisher
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ISBN
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Main Characters
Kubo, Kubo’s mother, Kubo’s friends
Subject/Theme
Downtown Gyeongseong, ambler, lumpen, study of modern social phenomena
Plot

26-year-old Kubo, who studied abroad in Tokyo, is a novelist who earns only a few pennies. He's a lumpen who doesn't even think about getting a job, even though he uses not having a job as an excuse when his mother worries about his marriage in the future. Almost every day, he roams the streets of Seoul passing by Gwanggyo, Jongno Intersection, and Hwasin Department Store, meeting many people, and returning home late at night.

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

This is a novel by Park Tae-won, serialized in the Chosun JoongAng Ilbo from August 1 to September 19, 1934. Considered one of the achievements of Korean modernist novels in the 1930s, the descriptions of the people and the spaces of Gwanggyo, Jongno Intersection, and Gyeongseong Station are nearly a study of modernology.  In addition, the expression of the complex inner thoughts of the protagonist revealed through the stories that cross the past, future, and reality is considered a novel achievement that was rare in the 1930s.

박태원이 1934년8월1일부터 같은 해 9월19일까지 <조선중앙일보>에 연재한 소설이다. 1930년대 한국 모더니즘 소설의 한 성과라고 평가되는 작품으로 광교와 종로사거리, 경성역 등을 따라 걸으며 마주치는 사람들과 공간에 대한 묘사는 고현학을 방불케한다. 또한 과거와 미래, 현실을 교차하면서 드러낸 주인공의 복잡한 내면은 1930년대 당시 보기드문 소설적 성과라고 할 수 있다.  

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