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What?: 108 ZEN Poems

Translated by: ,
Publisher: , 2008
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Throughout his eventful life as a monk, poet, novelist, political dissident, husband, and father, Ko Un has remained a traveler on the Way. The poems in this collection, though strictly within the true Zen tradition, are as witty and down-to-earth as they are contemplative. Described by Allen Ginsberg as thought-stopping Koan-like mental firecrackers, the poems reflect both writer and reader. First published in 1997 as Beyond Self, the new edition features a more sympathetic translation and 11 original brush paintings by the author.

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