네가 누구든 얼마나 외롭든
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- Original Title
- 네가 누구든 얼마나 외롭든
- Title Romanization
- Nega nugudeun eolmana oeropdeun
- Title Sub
- 김연수 장편소설
- English Title(Printed)
- Whoever You are, No Matter How Lonely
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century
- Kim Yeonsu
- Published Year
- The Series
- Munhakdongne Novel
- Main Characters
- The narrator, Jeongmin, Kang Siu (also Yi Gilyong)
It is the 1980s, and the narrator, a South Korean student activist, finds himself in Berlin. There, he meets Yi Gilyong, a film director and labor activist, but the latter has been brainwashed by the South Korean intelligence service and is working as a spy under the alias Kang Siu. The narrator happens to possess a black-and-white nude photo of a woman, left behind by his grandfather (who was forcibly conscripted during the Japanese occupation), and is startled to discover that Kang Siu owns an identical copy. Kang Siu is also in some way connected to Jeongmin, the narrator’s girlfriend: Jeongmin’s maternal uncle, who died of a suicidal drug overdose, and Kang Siu’s grandfather were both involved in the manufacture of amphetamine in Japan. Brought together by coincidence, the three characters explore their own identities, and determine what it is exactly that led to their encounter.
2007년 출간된 김연수의 장편소설이다. 이야기의 화자이자 이야기 수집, 편집, 논평자인 '나'가 수많은 개인들의 이야기를 이어나가는 방식으로 구성되었다. 이이 작품은 자신과 타자에 대한 끊임없는 탐색을 이어가며 우연으로 이루어진 세계의 '허무'에 굴하지 않으려는 시도를 보여준다고 평가된다.
This novel by Kim Yeonsu was published in 2007. It depicts various interconnected stories as related by the narrator. Through the narrator’s search for identity and connection with others, the novel rallies against the perceived meaninglessness of a world made up of coincidences.
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