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The Imagination of Foreshore Connected to Roads and Shadow - Centering on mallang mallang han him of Ham Minbok

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2008, (65), pp.369-394
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

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ABSTRACT

This paper considers how capitalism, the poet's main theme, continues and transforms in mallang mallang han, Ham Min-Bok's fifth collection of poems. Thus, the imagination of foreshore is stressed in this paper. Foreshore is not only the imaginary signifiant in which the poet cogitates modernism and modernity, also the signified which means a kind of aesthetic alternative modernism or antimodernism. Therefore the motif of roads and shadow is outstanding in the middle of the poet's thought. The image of roads is related to both unconsciousness and nature. In other words, the road as a medium of unconsciousness which forms the movement of sight from human beings' consciousness to the natural world, also the road of nature represented by clouds, trees, water, etc. The image of shadow functions as a medium which transmits a pity for peripheral subjects by considering the poetic device of darkness in which the poet distribute the emotion of longing effectively. The transmission toward roads and shadow should accompanies the emotion of longing for ultimate intension by necessity. The spacial movement from cities to roads and Kanghwa island is not only a kind of opportunity which could embrace the essence of shadow and natural roads, but also the place where the imagination of foreshore sets down.

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