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Beyond Exoticism: the Evolution of “Exotic Scenery” | LIST

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Beyond Exoticism: the Evolution of “Exotic Scenery” | LIST
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http://list.or.kr/node/876
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English(English)
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SOUTH KOREA
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Seoul
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Jeon Sungtae , Hae Yisoo , Kim Yoon Young , Oh Soo-yeon , Park Hyeong-su , Jung Mikyung

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Jeon Sungtae
  • Jeon Sungtae
  • Birth : 1969 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Sungtae
  • Family Name : Jeon
  • Korean Name : 전성태
  • ISNI : 0000000040903141
  • Works : 13
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Beyond Exoticism: the Evolution of “Exotic Scenery”   By Jung Yeo-ul on Nov 01 2014 23:32:55 Vol.18 Winter 2012 Once the realm of the exotic and the imagined, remote locations have become central characters in their own right as writers use their personal experience to craft meaningful stories. Prologue With the rise of foreign travel and emigration, life in a foreign country as depicted in Korean literature is no longer just a topic, but a theme of its own. Foreign space has evolved from merely background scenery to a natural living space of everyday life. In the past, works that dealt with travel or emigration painted a somewhat abstract and alienating picture of foreign life. But of late, these depictions have grown more detailed and realistic. Writers have even broadened their geographical scope to include areas such as the Middle East, Africa, and the Himalayas, which are less popular destinations for Korean travelers and expats. These once foreign and abstract places are gradually turning into homes.

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