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Chong Chi-Yong(정지용)

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Chong Chi-Yong
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郑芝溶, Chŏng Chi-Yong, Chong Chi yong
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Cheong Chi-yong is considered among the most important poets to emerge from the modernist movement in Korea, in fact he has been described as "the first modern Korean poet.[4]" His poetry can be divided into three stages. The first stage, which took place around 1925 to 1933, is characterized by the poet’s sensual imagist work, which often focused on the sea. Beginning with his 1933 poem Phoenix (Bulsajo) and ending in 1935, the poet composed religious poetry influenced by his Catholic faith; this second period served as a transition period between his early sensous poetry and his later more traditional poetry. After his “Ongnyu Village” (Ongnyudong) and “Guseong Village” (Guseongdong) in 1941, his poetry evinced predominance of Eastern thinking in its aesthetic. After his 1934 poem “A Different Heaven” (Dareun haneul) and “Yet Another Sun” (Tto hanaui dareun taeyang), Jung discarded the religious tendency of his earlier work. After nearly four years of absence from writing, he arrived at a mentality that sought to overcome the pains of reality, as seen in "Ongnyu Village, “Mountain Peak” (Bong), and "Guseong Village.” 


Cheon Chi-yong está considerado entre los poetas más importantes del movimiento modernista de Corea, de hecho se lo ha descrito como "el primer poeta coreano moderno".3 Su poesía se puede dividir en tres etapas. La primera etapa, que fue desde 1925 a 1933, se caracteriza por el simbolismo sensual, a menudo centrado en el mar.3 Desde 1933, con la publicación del poema "Ave fénix" (Bulsajo) hasta 1935, el poeta compuso poesía religiosa influenciado por la fe católica. Este segundo periodo sirvió como transición entre su poesía sensual y su poesía más tradicional. Después de sus poemas de 1934 "Un cielo diferente" (Dareun haneul) y "Todavía otro sol" (Tto hanaui dareun taeyang), abandonó el aspecto religioso. Después de dejar de escribir durante cuatro años, llegó a una mentalidad que buscaba sobrepasar los sufrimientos de la realidad, como se ve en "La cima de la montaña" (Bong) y "El pueblo Guseong". A partir de poemas como "El pueblo Ongnyu" (Ongnyudong) y "El pueblo Guseong" de 1941, su poesía evidencia el pensamiento oriental que predomina en su estética.”


Il est considéré comme l'un des poètes les plus importants ayant émergé du mouvement moderniste dans la littérature coréenne, il est à ce titre souvent nommé comme le premier poète moderne coréen. Sa poésie peut être divisée en 3 étapes. La première étape se situe entre 1925 et 1933, période où le poète se focalise sur la nature, notamment la mer, et la sensualité. La seconde étape de son travail se situe entre 1933 et 1935, période pendant laquelle il écrit des poèmes sur la religion influencé par sa foi chrétienne. Après 1935, une troisième étape apparaît avec une mise en valeur d'une esthétique et de thèmes plus occidentaux dans ses poèmes.




Original Works14 See More

  • Korean(한국어) Printed/Published Work
    시를 새기다

    Sireul Saegida

    Yun Tong-Ju et al / 윤동주 et al / 2016
  • Korean(한국어) Printed/Published Work
    먼 계곡

    Meon gyegok

    Chong Chi-Yong / 정지용 / 1994
  • Korean(한국어) Printed/Published Work
    그곳이 차마 꿈엔들 잊힐리야

    Geugosi chama kkumendeul ichilliya

    Chong Chi-Yong / 정지용 / 1988

Translated Books22 See More

E-books & Audiobooks1