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Korean climbing novel study

  • 인문논총
  • 2017, 44(), pp.29-52
  • Publisher : Institute for Human studies, Kyungnam University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Published : October 31, 2017

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ABSTRACT

This article is a fresh attempt to conceptualize the novel handling Climbing. It has been 100 years since the modern mountain movement started in the Alps in the early 20th century, and entered in Korea later. Despite the international competitiveness of technology and increasing number of climbing population, it has shown relatively slower progress in documentary literature. Firstly, clarification of terms is required. We are not so discriminative between 'mountain' and 'mountain climbing as we use it as customary. This is due to the influx of modern mountain movements from Japan. This is because the Japanese term, which translated ‘Alpine’ of English into 'mountain', was used without filtering. As 'mountain' was used as a universal term for 'mountain climbing', 'climbing' and 'mountain' became synonymous. Assuming custom has its own semantic structure, the concept of 'mountain literature' can be considered as a subject of consideration and customary definition. When we discuss genre theory, 'literature' can be classified such as philosophy, sociology, and physics. Aristotle’s "poetry", a traditional genre theory, can be branched into lyric poetry, epic poetry, and drama. The range of literature containing mountain is quite broad. "Mountain literature" contains life of common people who live on mountains, people who climbs mountains, animals and plants making up mother nature, songs related to mountains, fables, language, and custom. So-called 'climbing novel' is just a part of epics, which is talking about the mountain climber. Climbing is a means and goal itself in modern climbing. And we call it ‘Alpinism’.

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