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An Essay on the Specialities of Fantastics & Prospective in Korean Novels with Results of Analyzing the novels Written by Lee Ze Ha

Kim Mee Young 1

1중앙대학교

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ABSTRACT

Recently, fantasy in the all kinds of cultural products has been increased. Digital technology & ultramodern science are developed faster and faster, fantasies are important more and more. Basically the power of cultural creativities are built on the mimesis and the fantasy. Literature has been is driven too. Now a days, realism based on traditional mimesis had broken down in Korean modern literature. The meanings and functions of the fantastics are embossed in literature and culture. Lee ze ha’s novels are based on the fantasy. He is a painter and novelist. The pictorial images which are like surrealistic paintings discovered very frequently in his literature works. First of all, his master pieces of 60’s are discovered fantastic images more than 80’s. His fantastic images are not moving but fixing thing. So that those are not imposed time, only has the space. Those are not similar to the marvelous or the uncanny Tzvetan Todorov said. Those could be appropriate the hallucination or the phantasm. Korean fantasies in literature are different from the style of western’s. Because Korean cultural had been established upon the confucianism that was focused on the actuality not the other worlds like a Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley or Doctor Faustus written by Wolfgang von Goethe. In Korean fantasy has not shown us the real foreign worlds or existences. Korean fantasy has ghost that disappear after settled some problems with the other human being who has a lasting regret. In the future Korean literature should be accepted factors of the fantastics more and more. Fantasy is not opposite to the realism. Those are constructed literature together. Korean modern novels had received the pictorial fantasy already, seems like Lee ze ha’s novels. But our novelists should have to try accepting the cinematic fantasy which’s improving the movement of fantasy.

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