The Democratization Movement and Korean Literature, Korean Literature Confronts “Loss” and “Trauma”: Seongsu Bridge, Sampoong Department Store, Sewol [in Japanese]
DateJune 23, 2021
BibliographyKorean Literature Guidebook
AuthorKWON Yongseok
Summary This paper describes the historical background of the democratization movement in South Korea and its relationship to literature. In addition, South Korea has experienced shocking catastrophes due to the strain of “compressed growth” since the 1990s. It then reveals how South Korean literature has faced up to the social “loss” and people's “trauma.”