This thesis aims to show that we can approach Lee Kwang-soo literature in the context of Shin Chae-ho's thoughts and novel creation. Shin Chae-ho was not simply the creator of the biography or history novel. He was a writer who repeatedly experimented with new and unique styles by combining traditional narrative styles with styles transferred from outside. Shin Chae-ho was a legitimate senior of the writer Kwang-soo Lee, who led the process of forming and developing the Korean modern novel, called ‘breakthrough creation’ through “engraft”. This thesis attempted to present two points. First, “jeong” and “moojeong” in Shin Chae-ho's novel 'kkumhaneul' influenced Lee Kwang-soo's literary thoughts. Second, the style ‘engraft’ shown in this novel is a combination of the style of novels related to dreams and novels and the style of Japanese novels.
Lee Kwang-soo's literature was not simply an import phenomenon of Western and Japanese novel styles. He should be understood as the successor of the creative traditions of senior writers like Shin Chae-ho. Lee Kwang-soo's literature should be understood in the net of vertical axis and horizontal axis that are his generation and his senior generation.