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A Study on 「Buksaerok(北塞錄)」written by YI Ahn-nul

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2011, (24), pp.101-145
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose

JooYeon Bae 1

1이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

In the history of Chinese poems in the mid of Yi Dynasty, YI Ahn-nul (1571-1637) and Guen pil were one of the most famous poets in that era and among them YI Ahn-nul’s poem was affected by Seongdangpung(盛唐風). Among YI Ahn-nul’s Dongakjib(東岳集), this paper studies Buksaerok(北塞錄) article no. 1 which wrote about experiences of Guanbuk(關北). Before studying the Buksaerok(北塞錄) his career at Buksaerok government is reviewed, and then outlines of poems in Buksaerok(北塞錄) and concept of the exiting Beonsae(邊塞) atmosphere at that time is summarized. This paper studies the characteristics of the poems in two parts, one group is characterized by “willingness to overcome”, another by “disappoint- ment to the reality”. The former group is categorized with two types by their subjects, and the latter with “direct exposure of his distress” and “tempered expression of his sadness”. Through these categorizations, this paper analyzes characteristics of his poems and their meanings. His poems characterized by “willingness to overcome” were expressed through the customary phrases a little remote from the reality, such like those using the exaggerated, rhetorical and strong contrast expressions. His poems characterized by “disappointment to the reality” were written through the direct expression of his experiences that described the reality. Those expression, sometimes, were written directly and, sometimes, with the tempered. In the last place, this paper examined characteristics and implications of his poems in the aspect of the acceptance and modification of the tradition at that time. First, his poets accepted the China’s Seongdangpung(盛唐風) traditions, and developed and modified that tradition for that of Yi Dynasty’s. Second, his poets were written with the various emotional expressions. But those expressions were defined only for individual perspectives not for those of society. Third, in aspect of describing the image his poets have the characteristics to express his real experience of war through the narrator of the poets.

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