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History -Engraved Woman’s Body — The Concept of Body in Lee Yangji’s Kazukime —

  • Journal of Japanese Culture
  • 2019, (83), pp.27-40
  • DOI : 10.21481/jbunka..83.201911.27
  • Publisher : The Japanese Culture Association Of Korea (Jcak)
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Received : October 11, 2019
  • Accepted : November 6, 2019
  • Published : November 30, 2019

Jang You Lee 1

1경북대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

In comparison with autobiographical works produced by other writers, Lee Yangji’s Kazukime has a notably strong flavor of fiction in the overall structure of the novel. This flavor of fiction lend the work a unique worldview, distanced from Lee herself. This feature contrasts with her other literary works, which are ultimately reduced to her character. In Kazukime, “she” lives alone with her Korean-Japanese mother. After the death of her mother, the concept of Chosun is only internal to her and no longer serves as a point of connection with the outer world. The notion of Chosun represented inside her is expressed through her body in the novel. It is a distinctive feature of Kazukime that this notion of body is manifested in the body of a woman isolated from mainstream society. In the present work, I attempt to provide a new perspective from which the literary works of Lee Yangji can be studied without merely examining them in terms of the writer. To this end, I shall analyze the expressions of body used in Kazukime in light of the history-engraved woman’s body.

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