Item description for Abiding Places: Korea South & North by Un Ko, Sunny Jung & Hillel Schwartz...
In Abiding Places, Korean poet Ko Un transfigured his homeland in lovely, observant, and penetrating poems uniting ancient and modern, secular and spiritual, art and politics, South and North. When his former political cellmate Kim Dae-Jung became president of Korea in 1998, Ko Un because the first citizen from the South to be invited to tour the North. From that visit came this deceptively simple and deeply engaging book.
Sunny Jung and Hillel Schwartz provide lyrical and penetrating translations and complement the poems with essential maps.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2006
Publisher Tupelo Press
ISBN 1932195408 ISBN13 9781932195408
Availability 0 units.
More About Un Ko, Sunny Jung & Hillel Schwartz
Ko Un is author of "Beyond Self: 108 Korean Zen Poems and The Sound of My Waves: Selected Poems of Ko Un" as well as more than 100 volumes of poetry, short stories, fiction, criticism, essays, and children's literature, many of which have been best-sellers. His many awards include the Korean Literary Writers Award, Manhae Literary Award, and the Daesan Literary Award. Ko Un was Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University. Clare You, Chair, Center for Korean Studies, University of California, Berkeley, has received the Korean National Silver Medal of Culture, and is author of two language textbooks including "College Korean". Richard Silberg, associate editor of "Poetry Flash, " is author of five books of poetry and the book of essays "Reading the Sphere". You and Silberg have also co-translated the poems of Oh Sae-Young.