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Looking for the Cow: Modern Korean Poetry

Editor: Kevin O'Rourke
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Publisher: , 1999
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This anthology of seventy-two poets covers the whole spectrum of Korean poetry in this century, with larger selections from the best-known poets, including Midang So Chung-Ju, Kim Sowol, and Kim Suyong. Many types of poetry, from the classical shijo to free-verse forms are represented. Many subjects are covered, from love and the love of nature, Buddhist and Confucian traditions, the search for transcendence (which is where the book’s title comes from), and contemporary political poetry.

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