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A Study on the Life and Poetry of Yudang Yun Dong-Gyun

  • The Studies in Korean Poetry and Culture
  • Abbr : Korean Poetry and Culture
  • 2008, (21), pp.345-368
  • Publisher : The Society of Korean Poetry and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Soojeong Hwang 1

1조선대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study speculates Yun Dong-Gyun's life (1861∼1941) and authenticity in his poetry. His family origin is Haenam. He was born in Dangchon, Seomyeon, Sunchon, Jeonnam and wrote poems mainly in Gurye. He experienced a bitter life in the middle of main historical change. It leads to a highlight of a local poet at that time and will provide more abundance for achievements in Korean literature in Chinese classics in late Joseon period. Therefore, through historical mind and emotional communication for literary communication, we can identify the flow of Chinese poetry at that time exactly. That is, Yudang has delicate and abundant consciousness on poetry by writing for his whole life, and through exchanges with famous literary people at that time, he could have a sharp insight to face up to reality. It is a product obtained through exchanges of the literary people he associated with. Specifically, his poetry shows love and interest in his hometown delicately and records its natural landscapes exactly and specifically by adding history and features. It is a poetic representation of the love to his hometown, through which we can identify authenticity of his poetry.

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