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The Sublime Found in Lee Cheong Jun’s 『In Search of Lost Words』 『The Person from Namdo』series

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2014, (90), pp.407-425
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Joomi Lee 1

1동덕여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

As『In Search of Lost Words』『The Person from Namdo』series trace the meaning of an unreasonable and invisible world, we have to examine its artistic effects from the perspective of sublime. In his novel,『In Search of Lost Words』, the author gets to experience the sublime through the extreme separation of the signifier and signified. And in 「Floating Words」, the main character realizes the revenge of words with the event of telephone lines crossed. The impact on ordinary life causes confusion and terror. And this forms a decisive chance to see the world itself in that ordinary life. 「Talking in the Nightmare」 reveals the ugliness of rumor. Rumor, the words with no ground, causes primitive terror and lets us experience the sublime. In 『The Person from Namdo』, the author attempts to express what cannot be expressed to show the sublime. And the sublime regards the essence of the world as chaos. Lee Cheong Jun helps us to meditate on the invisible world through Pansori and also the clear image reflected on a blind woman’s eyes. The sublime is aesthetic experience of which subject is an appreciator. Lee Cheong Jun novels’ multi-layered structure and open ending let readers have an attitude to be self-reflective and become the creator of the sublime.

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