Translated by: Kevin O'Rourke
Publisher: Stallion Press, 2014.
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The Korean Book of Poetry: Choson Dynasty is a comprehensive anthology of Choson Dynasty (13921910) poetry, with translations of 600 plus poems, an introduction to the dynasty, essays on the various genres, notes on poems and poets, guides to original texts, bibliography and so on. An ideal textbook for students of premodern Korean literature, it will also have considerable appeal to readers looking for an introduction to life in traditional Korea.
LKL adds: As far as we’re aware, this volume is now only available from LTI Korea at the above link, though you might be able to find a second-hand copy somewhere outside of Korea.
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