I would refer to the value of Yeom Sang Seob’ life and literature before I would mention the result and task of Yeom Sang Seob’s study. Yeom Sang Seob hold an important position in korean modern literature. His life kept up his resistance to Japan and especially long novels among his literary works were valued prominent works refer precisely to Japanese imperialism. Accordingly study on his literature and life is a natural fact. As of today above all things the wisdom of his life and his literature technique are acutely required.
As we think like this It is natural to examine that how Yeom Sang Seob’study has been progressed. In addition it is keenly required to guess the task searching in the future. During that time Yeom Sang Seob' studies have been remarkable. Approximately the studies of Yeom Sang Seob have been dialectically developed through four stages. The first stage is 『A study of Yeom Sang Seob』(Korea University published, a 570-page oct. volume) written by Prof. Kim Jong Kyun in 1974, the second stage is 『A study of Yeom Sang Seob』(Seoul University published, a 945-page, oct volume) written by Prof. Kim Yun Sik in 1987, the third stage『literature in a turbulent age』(Ye Ji Gak published, a 541-page oct. volume) written by in 1991, and the forth stage 『A study of Yeom Sang Seob’s long novels』(Seogang University published, a 289-page, oct. volume) written by Prof. Kim Kycong Su in 1999. The total pages of these works have reached a 2345-page oct. volume. These theses on Yeom Sang Seob have been a bulky quantity considering that they are composed of only pure treatises. Studies of Yeom Sang Seob have been thrivingly developed and have accomplished the results of high level.
From now on the subject in the5 method that how we could develop the study of Yeom Sang Seob , that is the task of Yeom Sang Seob’ study could not help being a important question because so much studies have been accumulated. However it is also a fact that the studies of Yeom Sang Seob would be infinitey, newly searched. In other words a study in comparative literature aspect, in the science literature aspect, and in the estheticism aspect, and so forth. Studies of various spheres would be waiting. The sincere and competent young scholars’ studies would be very much waited.