Among the Flowering Reeds

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Pub Date: 12/01/2002

Pages: 176

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781893996540

ISBN 10: 1893996549

Price: $16.00 / $20.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / Anthologies (multiple authors)

Among the Flowering Reeds

By Kim Jong-gil

Price: $16.00



About the Book

Up until the 17th century, the bulk of Korean poetry was written in Chinese, the language of poets, scholars, and monks. This work became an integral part of Korean literary tradition. Among the Flowering Reeds, which introduces this important poetic tradition to the English-speaking audience, includes 100 poems spanning more than 1,000 years. Lovers of Chinese and Japanese poetry will delight in these translations, which capture both the elegant simplicity and the emotional complexity of the originals.

Kim Jong-gil is a Professor Emeritus of English at Korea University in Seoul and is a member of the Korean Academy of Arts. His works of translation include The Snow Falling on Chagall’s Village: Poems of Kim Ch’un-Su. He is presently completing an anthology of modern Korean poetry.

About the Book

More than 1,000 years of classic Korean poetry written in Chinese.