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    Distributor: Publishers Group Canada Supplies to:CA Availability: To order Excluding:Dec 03, 2018 On Sale Date:Aug 16, 1997 Carton Quantity:22 $16.95 CAD
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Modern Korean Verse in Sijo Form
Edited by: Jaihiun Kim
9780921870494 Paperback, Trade English POETRY / Anthologies Aug 16, 1997
$16.95 CAD
Active 6 x 9 x 0.78 in | 680 gr 268 pages Ronsdale Press
A decade in the making, Jaihiun Kim's Modern Korean Verse in Sijo Form offers what will be the twentieth century's definitive collection of sijo. Kim begins with the work of Nam-son Ch'oe in the early 20th century and brings the collection up to date with recent poems from Chi-yob Yi and P'il-gon Kim. Similar to the Japanese haiku in its brevity and imagery, Korean sijo has shown itself to be remarkably responsive to contemporary concerns. Employing the modern idiom but retaining a hint of Eastern tonality, Kim offers Westerners a rich and rare reading experience. Kim includes an essay on the history and practice of sijo poetry.

Jaihiun Kim is Professor of English at Ajou University, Korea. He is a well-known poet who has translated many volumes of poetry both from Korean into English and from English into Korean.

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