Night-Sky Checkerboard

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Pub Date: 05/10/2016

Pages: 128

Trim: 5 x 7

Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing

Imprint: Phoneme Media

ISBN 13: 9781939419477

ISBN 10: 1939419476

Price: $16.00 / $20.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / Asian / General

Night-Sky Checkerboard

By Oh Sae-young, Brother Anthony of Taizé

Price: $16.00

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Paperback

About the Book

Night-Sky Checkerboard introduces English-language readers to the imagistic lyricism of a Korean master at the peak of his powers. As a young poet fascinated by Modernism, Oh Sae-young attempted to reproduce the inner landscapes of the dislocated self produced by industrial society before arriving at the more existentialist concerns that dominate his work today.

The present volume, fluidly translated by Brother Anthony of Taizé, reflects Oh Sae-young’s harmonious fusion of image with idea, with woodpeckers pecking secret coded messages, the farmer finding the ground’s erogenous zones, and a cloud factory on strike.

About the Book

Night-Sky Checkerboard introduces English-language readers to the imagistic lyricism of a Korean master at the peak of his powers. As a young poet fascinated by Modernism, Oh Sae-young attempted...

Author

Oh Sae-young was born in Yongkwang, South Jeolla Province, in 1942. He has published some twelve volumes of poetry as well as a number of volumes of literary essays, and has received several awards for his work. His poetry as a whole is characterized by the pursuit of a harmonious fusion of the lyrical with the ideological, and the desire to give new formal expression to tradition using the techniques of Modernism. He is now an Emeritus Professor at the Seoul National University.

Brother Anthony of Taizé is a translator, scholar, and member of the Taizé Community who has become a naturalized Korean citizen. He lives in Seoul.