Lee Seung-u goes up on the Wikipedia

Lee Seung-u (이승우)

Lee Seung-u (이승우) at ponderization

This is one of the authors who spoke at the Daesan Foundation Seoul Literature Forum two weeks ago. He now has a Wiki page, and it looks like this..

Lee Seung-u

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Lee Seung-u
Born December 0, 1959 (age 52)
Occupation Novelist
Nationality South Korea
Period 1959-present
This is a Korean name; the family name is “Lee“.

Lee Seung-u(born 1959) (Hangul: 이) is a South Korean writer.

Life

Lee Seung-u was born in Jangheung, Jeollanam-do in 1959. [1] Lee Seung-u graduated from Seoul Theological University and studied at Yonsei University Graduate School of Theology.[2] One of the outstanding writers to have emerged in South Korea after the political repression of the 1980s,[3] he is today Professor of Korean Literature at Chosun University. [4] Lee’s literary career started with his novel A Portrait of Erysichton, which was triggered by his shock at the assassination attempt of Pope Paul II in 1981. This work received the New Writers Award from Korean Literature Monthly. [5] In 1993 Lee’s Two Sides of Life was awarded the 1st Daesan Literary Award [6] and he has also received he East West Literature Prize for I Will Live Long,[7] he has also won the Contemporary Literature Award for Fiction and the Hwang Sun-won Literary Award.[8]

Work

Lee has received high critical acclaim in Korea, but is more publicly popular in France than in Korea.[9] In Portrait of Erysichton, In the Shadow of Thorny Bushes, and Two Sides of Life ), Lee Seung-u works on the notion of Christian redemption and how it intersects with human life, demonstrating how tension between heaven and earth are revealed in quotidian life. [10] Other works, including A Conjecture Regarding Labyrinth and To the Outside of the World face up to disillusionment pursuant to the corruption and devaluation of language. [11]

Works in English

The Reverse Side of Life

Works in Korean (Partial)

NOVELS
A Portrait of Erysichton
In the Shadow of Thorny Bushes
Warm Rain
Gold Mask
Two Sides of Life

SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
Mr. Koo Pyeongmok’s Cockroach
About Eclipse
To the Outside of the World
A Conjecture Regarding Labyrinth
Magnolia Park

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