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Author’s name : Lee Kyun-young ( 1951 ~ 1996 )
Debut literary work
Wind and City
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Novelist. Born on December 30, 1951 in Gwangyang, Jeollanam-do, Lee Gyunyeong graduated from Seoul Gyeongbok High School and received his undergraduate degree in History from Hanyang University. After graduation, he studied Korean Modern History in a graduate program at the same university. In 1977, he made his literary debut with Wind and City (Baramgwa dosi) which was selected for New Spring Literary Contest sponsored by The Dong-a Ilbo. He taught Korean History at Dongduk Women’s University until his sudden death due a car accident.
His Lee Sang Literature Prize winning short story The Other Side of Dark Remembrance (Eoduun gieogui jeopyeon, 1984) illuminates the problem of national division through the subconscious of an ordinary salary man; and Burning Balustrade (Bulbunneun nangan, 1985), a story of two contrasting classes, is remarkable for meticulous plotting and dynamic language. From 1986 till his death, he served as an editor for Historical Criticism published by Research Institute for Historical Problems, focusing mainly on the Korean independence movement. His work on Singanhoe, an independence group, which culminated in Study of Singanhoe (Singanhoe yeongu, 1993), was honored with the 8th Danjae Scholarstic Award. Study of Singanhoe is widely regarded as the first research text that provides an unbiased view of Singanhoe. In 1993, he published a full-length novel The Country of Laozi and Zhuangzi (Nojawa jangjaui nara). Another novel The Leaves Make Lights of Longing (Namunipdeureun grieun bulbiteul mandeunda), appeared posthumously in the 1997 Spring issue of World Literature. Other works include a short-story collection, Faraway Light (Meolli inneun bit, 1986); and children’s books, Scary Dance (Museo-un chum, 1986) and The Color of Winter Dream (Gyeoul kkumui saeksang, 1986) as well as a research text Patriotic Enlightenment Movement During the Period of Daehanjeguk (Hanmal aeguk gyemong undong, 1991).
Translated book’s name
L'Autre côté d'un souvenir obscur
Original title :
어두운 기억의 저편
Translated by :
Ch'oe Yun , Patric Maurus
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