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A Study on the Novel about the Poet, Yun Dongju

MYUNG SEOK KIM 1

1성신여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper aimed to review the literary figure aspects of the poet Yun Dongju. There are two types in the novel about the poet, Yun Dongju. The one is that Yun played the main character directly in the colonial background, and the others are factions tracking the mystery of the death at this point. The first type could not be differentiated the critical biographies or previous researches. From Choe insu’s “Yun Dongju”, the first novel about Yoon Dongju, to An doseop’s “Yun Dongju, Wounded Soul”, and An Soyeong’s “The poet/Dongju”, these works reproduce the image of Yun Dongju as a national poet. The second type ask Who is Dongju to us now, rather than historical facts more free imagination. Yun Dongju is the symbol of literary truth. Since the advent of faction some authors described the real life of Dongju by using technique of mystery stories. Lee Jungmyung’s “The Investigation(Star in the breeze on)” searched the problem of boundary between facts and truths, asked who the poet, and whats the meaning of writing. Yu Gwangsu’s “Yoon Dongju Project” also transcending from past to present, between fact and fiction by the liberal imagination. Ku Hyoseo’s “Dongju” described Dongju not only a poet of ethnicity but also a poet universality. He did not limit to a national resistance, and drew as a poet of humanity in pursuit of universality. At the conclusion compare and analyse three works. The structure of the mystery is not just for interest of readers, but also the dialogue about the life and potry of Dongju, and communication with contemporary readers.

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