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Ko Un
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Leopard
Leopard rated it 5 years ago
Ko Un Sudhana took his morning meal of fruit and water, then ran out in search of freedom in the marvelous beauty of the high pure mountain. When the Korean poet Ko Un was born in 1933, he drew his first breath in a Japanese colony, a colony in which it was forbidden to teach the Korean langua...
Leopard
Leopard rated it 6 years ago
In an earlier review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/933507873?book_show_action=false where I provide a bit of the backstory of Korean poet Ko Un (b. 1933), I mention that he was a Son (Zen) monk for a decade but left the church deeply disappointed. His disappointment was directed at the ...
Leopard
Leopard rated it 6 years ago
Common to all four Korean authors I have read so far is a life deeply scored by war, oppression, hunger and persecution. These travails run from the later Choson era in the middle of the 19th century to the middle of the 1980's, a period which includes the collapse of a regime and civil war; then th...
nobodhi
nobodhi rated it 13 years ago
one hundred eighty five brief poemseach setting off in an unpredictable directionplus illustrations
nobodhi
nobodhi rated it 13 years ago
reflects modern corean culture from 1950 to today& to tomorrow
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