S-Space Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (규장각한국학연구원) Korean Culture (한국문화) Korean Culture (한국문화) vol.77/80(2017)
1930년대 후반의 최북단 동인지『시건설』연구: 신진 시인들의 기획과 지향성을 중심으로
A Study on Magazine of Literary Coterie ‘Si-geon-seol(시건설)’ in late 1930’s
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 규장각한국학연구원
- 한국문화, Vol.80, pp. 97-122
- late 1930’s; new generation poets; locality; literary coterie magazine; the northernmost part; ‘Si-geon-seol; 시건설’; 1930년대 후반; 세대론; 신세대 시인; 지역성; 지역 동인지; 김람인
- The aim of this study is to review and to revalue magazine ‘Si-geon-seol’. This magazine was published in the northernmost part of Joseon, eight times in four years. It is very important poetry magazine, but has not been studied much yet. Among the various literary magazines of the 1930s, ‘Si-geon-seol’ has a very unique and exceptional position.
So this study analyzes all of ‘Si-geon-seol’, and try to find out the unique character of this magazine. The magazine has three outliers: the best north, the longest period, and the largest magazine in the late 1930s. The characteristics of this magazine are evident when compared to other poetry magazine of literary coterie of the time. The magazine was definitely a magazine of literary coterie, but did not claim a particular literary ecology. The people who created this magazine were the new generation poets. At that time, the new generation poets recognized that literature of Joseon was becoming poor. The problem of poverty in poetry was a problem to be solved by the new generation of poets.
The magazine was published in a remote area of capital, new generation poets from various places actively participated. The characteristics as coterie magazine were not very clear, because poets of various tendencies have published their works and the leader of this magazine did not make a clear claim either. However, this feature is characteristic of magazines of this period. More important than literary ecole was solving urgent problems. More attention should be paid to this magazine in the future to understand the activities of new generation poets of the 1930s.