Complete Works Of Soon-Won Hwang

About Soon-Won Hwang (1915-2000)

Born in 1915 in Pyoungannam-do, he graduated from Waseda University with a degree in English Literature in 1939. He taught at Seoul Middle High School and also in the College of Liberal Arts and Science of Kyung-Hee University. He was a member and senior member of the Art Institute.

He was awarded the “Asia Free Literature Award”, “Art Institute Award”, “First of March Culture Award”, “Kookmin Medal Dongbaekjang”, “Korea Literature Award Main Award” and the first “Inchon Award (Literature Section)”.

His works include the poems “Singing Loudly” and “Antique”, short stories such as, “Swamp”, “Dog of Neck Cross Village”, “Crane”, “Lost People”, “Time Only For You and Me” and “Mask”, and the novels, “Descendant of Cain”, “Grafting of Human”, “Trees, Standing on the Slope”, “The Sun and the Moon” and “The Die of Gods”.

12 volumes of “The Complete Works of Soon Won Hwang” were published in 1985.


List of the Complete Works

Swamp/ Wild Goose, 1980

Dog of Neck Cross Village/ Acrobat, 1981

A Crane/ Lost People, 1981

Time only for You and Me/ Tomorrow, 1982

Mask/ The Others, 1976

Living with the Star/ Descendant of Cain, 1981

Grafting of Human/ Trees, Standing on the Slope, 1981

The Sun and the Moon, 1983

Moving Castle, 1980

The Die of Gods, 1982

Selected Poems, 1985

A Study on Soon-Won Hwang, 1985

Freedom of Words and Life (The Works of Soon Won Hwang, commemorating his seventieth birthday), 1985

A Crane/ Lost People, 1981

Feeling the weight of the Korean War and the post-war era in the most sensitive way, the author adapted them in fictitious space. This collection – of two volumes of separate collected short stories – crystallizes the literary tenacity for recovering the lost humanity. It won the “Literature Award” of the “Inchon Culture Awards” in 1987.

Living With the Star/ Descendant of Cain, 1981

This book shows the determination of the Korean people, who had to fight against national tragedies ranging from exploitation to the nation’s partition at the end of the Japanese Imperialist era, to regain the freedom and humanism that was taken away by the Japanese. The unfolding of historic events from an author who dealt mainly with more personal matters will lead the readers to rediscover the literary world of Soon-Won Hwang.