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The crack in the space of Suk-Su-Nyeom and Hong, Gil-Ju's idea

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2008, 0(17), pp.355-382
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose

Ha Ji Young 1

1이화여자대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The crack in the space of Suk-Su-Nyeom and Hong, Gil-Ju's idea The space of Suk-Su-Nyeom, which is designed by Hong, Gil-Ju, is not arranged systemically. Basically, adhesion to the reality is very fluid according to the individual space. The concepts, so called "crack", "space", "shadow", which separate heterogeneous space are frequently appeared in Hong’s thinking. These concepts, which are originally worked out by Hong, play an important role as the operating principle of the whole space of Suk-Su-Nyeom. While our daily life space is reflecting a fool’s desire, in a fantasy, a norm is totally dismantled. In addition, Hong’s thinking is figured as symbolic figures, and extended within that fantastic space. The most important factor that speculates the characteristic of Suk-Su-Nyeom is coexistence of disparate spaces such as between daily life and the counterpart concept, unusual life or between reality and fantasy. These totally different spaces not only exist together within one world called Suk-Su-Nyeom, but also respectively have its own borderline called crack. Even though Hong did not clearly stated, "crack" existed, crossing the space of Suk-Su-Nyeom, and being constantly reproduced itself. Hong’s idea revealed through this concept that "crack" is closely related to the characteristic of ideas in the world of Suk-Su-Nyeom. Hong, who has recognized the concept of "crack", which has never been discovered by other ordinary people, does not try to draw a borderline between the reality and the fiction clearly. In addition, he suggests there’s a possibility that a fiction could become a reality. Hong’s new concept, "crack" and his emphasis on reality and fiction cracks the ideology solidified during the 19th century. Moreover, this kind of thought proceeds toward the new outlook on the world.

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