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A Study on The Meta-Detective Novel Mode in General's Beard

Youn-ho Oh 1

1이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study has analyzed the text-structure and the aspect of meta -detective novel in General's Beard, and tried to investigate the meaningof meta-mystery novel for emerging of South Korea early detective novel in 1960's and the problems consciousness about the metaphysical issues in the form. During the process, there were represented that the violent of internalized experience of war and the dominant-subordinate ideology infect a psychological and political impact to citizens. General's Beard made the question how to deal Cheolhun's death with the event of crime and presented new vision about general structure of the detective novels. It had the structure of two plot as detective Bark' investigation and novelist 'Na''s investigation. Their investigation were the pocus on statements rather than evidence. In that process, there were the question whether the death of depressed patient is suicide or homicide. General's Beard has the story in the story. That fact was presented as complex structure of narrative progress, and showed that Cheolhun's death had meta-means and that this novel had the means of meta-fiction and the means of political ideology.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.