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An Essay on the Folkloric Representation in the Jeong-saeng Kweon’s Fairy Tale

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2014, (90), pp.151-176
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Lee, Young-Bae 1

1안동대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this essay is to explore the aspects of folkloric representation in fairy appearance of jeong-saeng kweon’s literature(He is a famous fairy tale writer in South Korea). His fairy tale is mostly comprised of the folk materials in his works. However, it is not folk reality but the representation of folk. Also, it is the modern variation of folk culture. It is mostly the Christian transformation of folk religion, or shamanic narration and narrative of the historical tragedy and wretched character in the modern history of south korea. In the last analysis, jeong-saeng kweon is the fairy tale writer of typical characteristic of cultural hybridity in the history of korean fairy tale. His works have the traditional and modern features. Therefore, they can be defined as the reconstruction of cultural memories in the hybrid combination of folk and modern times, in the conflict of sio-cultural interests and desires etc.

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