×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Korean Poetry / Edition 1
     

The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Korean Poetry / Edition 1

by Peter H. Lee
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0231111134

ISBN-13: 9780231111133

Pub. Date: 12/25/2002

Publisher: Columbia University Press

This groundbreaking anthology, edited by the veteran scholar who founded the field of Korean literature in the West, offers a representative selection from the four major genres of native Korean poetry: the Silla songs known as hyangga, Koryo songs, sijo, and kasa. The performance of oral songs was central to the religious life of ancient Koreans,

Overview

This groundbreaking anthology, edited by the veteran scholar who founded the field of Korean literature in the West, offers a representative selection from the four major genres of native Korean poetry: the Silla songs known as hyangga, Koryo songs, sijo, and kasa. The performance of oral songs was central to the religious life of ancient Koreans, and their passion for song and poetry is as evident in these texts today as it was to the earliest Chinese observers. Therefore, in addition to such classics as the Songs of Flying Dragons, the great eulogy-cycle compiled from 1445 to 1447, the volume also includes folk songs and shamanist narrative songs. Within each genre works are arranged chronologically so that the reader can trace artistic developments over time. The translations, many commissioned especially for this volume, have been prepared by distinguished scholars and literary translators and are fully annotated, making them ideal for use in the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231111133
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/25/2002
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PrefaceContributorsPart 1: Classical Poetry IntroductionHyanggaKoryo SongsSongs of Flying DragonsSijoSasol SijoKasaPart 2: Poetry in Chinese Part 3: Folk SongsPart 4: Shamanist Narrative SongsIndex of AuthorsIndex of First LinesBibliography

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews