By Kim Sowol,David McCann
Available for the 1st time in English, Azaleas is a charming number of poems by way of a grasp of the early Korean modernist kind. released in 1925, Azaleas is the one assortment Kim Sowol (1902-1934) produced in the course of his short existence, but he is still certainly one of Korea's so much loved and recognized poets. His paintings is a pleasant and complex mix of the photographs, tonalities, and rhythms of conventional Korean folks songs with strangely smooth types and subject matters. Sowol is usually identified for his specific and infrequently unsettling standpoint, expressed via loneliness, longing, and an artistic use of dream imagery-a mirrored image of Sowol's engagement with French Symbolist poetry.
Azaleas recounts the adventure of a tender Korean as he travels from the northern P'yongyang region with reference to the cosmopolitan capital of Seoul. advised via an array of voices, the poems describe the younger man's activities as he leaves domestic, his studies as a scholar and author in Seoul, and his go back north. even though thought of a landmark of Korean literature, Azaleas speaks to readers from all cultures. An essay through Sow?o's mentor, the poet Kim okay, concludes the gathering and offers important perception into Sowol's paintings and existence. This stylish translation through David R. McCann, a professional on sleek Korean poetry, continues the immediacy and richness of Sowol's paintings and stocks with English-language readers the quiet great thing about a poet who maintains to solid a robust spell on generations of Korean readers., reviewing a prior variation or volume
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