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A Study on the Nuljae Park, Sang

  • The Studies in Korean Poetry and Culture
  • Abbr : Korean Poetry and Culture
  • 2008, (21), pp.1-26
  • Publisher : The Society of Korean Poetry and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Soonyoel Kwon 1

1조선대학교

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ABSTRACT

Nuljae Park Sang, a poet of the middle period of Joseon Dynasty, made many literary achievements. He is considered as one of the Four Great Writers along with Seong, Hun, Shin, Geong-Han, and Hwang, Jung-Wook since Seo, Geo-Jung. The most innovative events in his life were presented as follows: First was an event named Wooburi Jangsal in Geumsunggwan, Naju in 1506. Park Sang arrested Woburi and made him beaten to death. Then this event was justified and further glorified. Next was the event relating to an appeal for restoration of Shinbi in 1515. Park Sang decided to prepare 'an appeal 'relating to Shin at Samindae, Gangchon, Soonchang. It has a symbolic meaning to show they were prepared for death for their fidelity. Park Sang's poetry is aesthetics of indignation. Because of his upright nature, he had serious conflicts with political opponents. Such poems have been considered as outstanding. His life had an inseparable relations with his poetry and completed even part of his duties to write poetry. Honam poetry circle bloomed brightly in the middle period of Joseon. Park Sang is a representative poet who raised poetry of Honam to the best level. In this aspect, it is suggested that Park Sang is a founder of Honam poetical circle.

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