S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute of Humanities (인문학연구원) Journal of humanities (인문논총) Journal of Humanities vol.30 (1993) (인문논총)
송강 정철 문학의 특질
A Study on Some Characteristics of Chong Ch'ol's Literary Works
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 인문대학 인문과학연구소
- 인문논총, Vol.30, pp. 1-16
- Chǒng Ch'ǒ1(1536~1593), a famous poet of the Chosǒn-Dynasty period, has been estimated as a respectable poet with his own poems from his contemporary time up to date. However, despite this reputation the aesthetic features of his poems, to be exact, have been not lightened still. So surveying closely some remarkable studies on his lirerature, I tried to reveal them in terms of two aspects, one side his ultimate concern and the other one his own way of presentation of emotions in his poems. There is one remarkable research that treats him as one of the Honam poets group, in which Song Sun, Paek Kwang-hun, Kim Sǒng-wǒn, and so on, his companion poets, worked. But this study has a serious problem because it is apt to devaluate his own values. Though lightening freshly characteristics of his poems', it is not acceptable for us. Because his litreary works have some different features from those of his companions. In brief comparison, his poems reveal some different characteristic features that their hero shows deep concern at human being itself or his relationships while those of his companions' at the nature itself surrounding their places. There is another remarkable research on his literature, in which his poems are estimated highly as a pole of the poets group, so it is contrary to the former. However, this review also problems. It can not explain his peculiar characteristics different from those of the literary works of Yun Sǒn-do, one of the famous poets of the later period of Chosǒn Dynasty. Its estimation is equal to two poets and their poems but each has some different features. While two take the same matters, for example, birds, pine trees, moon, etc., each hero's ultimate concern does not have sameness. Besides, Chong Ch'ul take some original way of dialogue in his works. If we can speak highly of Chǒng Ch'ǒl or his literary works, it all due to his uniqune aesthetic features, that is, his hero's showing deep concern at human being itself of its relalationships and his poems' original way of dialogue.