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Yi Mun-yol: the Poet

Yi Mun-yol - The PoetYi Mun-yol: The Poet
Translated by Chong-wha Chung and Brother Anthony of Taizé
(First published in Korea in 1992. This edition, Harvill 1995)


A novel based on the life of a 19th century poet, Kim Sakkat, exploring his development as an artist against the backdrop of the insurrection by Hong Kyong-rae in the north-west. I was reminded of this book when watching the Im Kwon-taek film Chihwaseon because of its storyline of a wandering artist. See also review in Complete Review

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