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Shinpa, Popularity, and intertextuality of Lady who sells Flowers

Cho Sung-Myeon 1

1인하대학교

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ABSTRACT

Lady who sells Flowers (꽃 파는 처녀) is classified as immortal classic masterpieces in the cultural field of North Korea. The compliment called Immortal classic masterpieces can be said the category of North Korean literary art, which revolutionary works created and directed by Kim Il-Sung or Kim Jong-Il's handling. The main works based on Juche thought(North Korea's self-reliance ideology) includes the following culural texts: Sea of Blood, Destiny of a member of self- defense, Seong- hwangdang (shrine to the village deity), Ahn Jung-Geun shoot at Itou Hirobumi, and Lady who sells Flowers. These remarkable texts were done to transform and to expand wide variety of genres that had made operetta, film, play, and novel. The existing researches on Lady who sells Flowers have run to carry on operetta and film, but have been endeavoring to go on literary text recreated by 4・15 Collaborate Writing Group (4・15창작단) in 1977 until now. Lady who sells Flowers can be said revolutionary cultural contents that make full use of play・operetta・nove・juvenile- literature・currency-design. While the kernel of the novel will center on conflict and resistance, the storyline of the novel unfolds around class struggle between the small peasant farmer Kkotbunyi’ family and the big landowner Bae’s couple. It is considered that Lady who sells Flowers has always remained adhere to its principles of socialists realism and loyal to canon and paragon of Juche thought. But it was more of Shipageuk (transpontine melodrama) and popular fiction by the standard of aesthetic form and story. In addition, Arthur Schnitzler’s short story “Der blinde Geronimo und sein Buder” (1900) had a big impact on the revolutionary novel of NK. As we reported and reviewed, studies on NK literature conducted in the future have to look at the level of popular literature study and the relationship affects between North Korean’s and other countries’ work.

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