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The main subject theme of Modern Korean Literature was, in the beginning, concentrated on the problems of love; then later moved on to the problems of bread. Especially to the KAPF writers who lead the Korean literary world for some time, the social conflict arising from the production and distribution of bread became the main subject of interest. However, the problems of bread were not always seen in the light of class conflict; in other words, the problems of social structure. Rather, the new literary trend of the 1930s was to re-introduce the problems of love and sexuality where previously, problems of bread was the most pervasive theme. In Yi-Sang's works, the hungry body of a poor soul is portrayed as (if it were a) part of the street scenery. The miserable appetite for food and for sex are mixed in this bodily scenery, and is revealed in all its twisted form. Kim Kirim tasted in the restaurants, and in the tea houses, both the seduction of commodities and the wild, uncivilized eroticism which are the two faces of erotic pleasure.Beside a socialist protagonist whose main concerns were the problems of bread and class conflict, Lee Hyoseok placed a female protagonist whose main role is to spread the taste and smell of 'Neung-Geum(apple)', the fruit of love. Thus, this new literary trend was about the body as sensual flesh; a body that is sensitive to various sensual pleasures as well as having the basic appetite for food, as Kim Munjib pointed out. Kim's concept of 'the sensual flesh' is important in that it opens up the possibilities of capturing and interpreting literary imagination in all its richness without simplifying it into social facts.