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When the Future DisappearsThe Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea$
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Janet Poole

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231165181

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231165181.001.0001

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Afterlives

Afterlives

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(p.201) Epilogue Afterlives
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When the Future Disappears
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Janet Poole

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231165181.003.0007

This epilogue briefly discusses how the works examined in this text inflected the authors' lives in postcolonial Korea. It first turns to Ch'oe Chaesŏ, who had remained in Seoul and continued to work as a critic and professor until his death in 1964. The chapter then describes the lives of three writers who moved to North Korea—Sŏ Insik, Yi T'aejun, and Pak T'aewŏn. The three of them continued their literary work there, with Sŏ joining the Chosŏn munhak tongmaeng (Literary Federation of Korea), and Yi T'aejun becoming a cultural ambassador to the Soviet Union. Pak T'aewŏn had a difficult start at first, as he was exiled to a cooperative farm for five years, but was eventually allowed write again. He became one of the most prolific of the writers, completing among other works a three-volume historical novel titled Kabo nongmin chŏnjaeng (The Kabo Peasant War).

Keywords:   postcolonial Korea, Ch'oe Chaesŏ, Seoul, North Korea, Sŏ Insik, Yi T'aejun, Pak T'aewŏn, Chosŏn munhak tongmaeng, Kabo nongmin chŏnjaeng

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