Yi Sang: Selected Works

Yi Sang: Selected Works

by Sang Yi

Edited by Choi Mee Don

Translated by Jung Jack, Nakayasu Sawako, Choi Mee Don and McSweeney Joyelle

Published by: Wave Books

Imprint: Wave Books

224 Pages, 7.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781950268085
  • Published: September 2020


Formally audacious and remarkably compelling, Yi Sang’s works were uniquely situated amid the literary experiments of world literature in the early twentieth century and the political upheaval of 1930s Japanese occupied Korea. While his life ended prematurely at the age of twenty-seven, Yi Sang’s work endures as one of the great revolutionary legacies of modern Korean literature. Presenting the work of the influential Korean modernist master, this carefully curated selection assembles poems, essays, and stories that ricochet off convention in a visionary and daring response to personal and national trauma, reminding us that to write from the avant-garde is a form of civil disobedience.