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Memories of war and colonization: Focusing on the literature of Hino Keizo

KIM GAEJA 1

1한신대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper considers how Hino Keizo began writing novels after covering the Vietnam War, and analyzes that the memories of war and colonization are newly recalled and embodied. Hino Keizo was born in Japan and moved to colonial Chosun in 1934. After Japan’s defeat in 1945, he repatriated to Japan. In the 1960s, he visited Seoul again, and returned to Japan as a correspondent to cover the Vietnam War. As a result, his literature represents the relative topology by the continuous movement and the existence of floating people, showing the expansion of boundaries between subject and space. This characteristic composes new relationships, representing a literary embodiment of “home”. Hino Keizo’s works from the early works to the series of autobiographical novels are created by continuous movement, representing the memories of war and colonization and symbolic of a new relativity and place of memory

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