S-Space College of Education (사범대학) Center for Educational Research (교육종합연구원) 교육연구와 실천 Journal of the College of Education (師大論叢) vol.19/20 (1979)
韓國近代小說의 史的硏究 : 그 形成期를 中心으로
A Historical Study of Korean Modern Novels
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 사범대학
- 사대논총, Vol.19, pp. 135-154
- The work of literature undergo changes continuously in its content and form, and formulate the new genres. This implies that the authorship and literary technique adopt the change into the society and history. Korean modern novels went beyond previous novels, formulated a new genre, and played a very important role in modern Korean literature. The purpose of this paper is to process of forming the aspects of modern novels. This study treats the following: 1. In the transitional age, Korean novels were devided into three parts: Chinese character novel, New novel (新小說), modern novel. 2. Korean modern novels were formed by native elements and foreign infuluential elements. 3. Native elements were ender the influence of the changes in society, the publication of newspapers and magazines, the establishment of publishing companies, the taking of a sincere view of native language, and the new recognition on the literary consciousness. Foreign influential elements were affected by the theories of literature introduced from foreign countries, the translated novels, and the adapted stories. 4. Korean modern novel started with Lee, Kwang Soo's (李光洙) “child’s sacrifice" (어린 犠牲), and developed through the publication of Lee’s seven short stories, Hyean, Sang Yoon’s (玄相允) six short stories. 5. In the transitional age, Korean modern novels had the structure which was characterized “happiness-strruggle-unhappiness’, solid narrative structue, and the vraisemblable and ideosyncratic style, and the thematization of individual consciousness. 6. The characteristic feature of Korean modern novels in this age had its tendency to take on the mood of roman. It was fully developed from the sentimental to the tragic phase. These Korean modern novels formed the basis by Lee, Kwang Soo’s “Inhumanity”(無情) and was perfected in the 1920’s.