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The Columbia Anthology Of Traditional Korean Poetry

The Columbia Anthology Of Traditional Korean Poetry

by Peter Lee


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231111126
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2002
Series: Translations from the Asian Classics Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 1.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Peter H. Lee is professor of Korean and comparative literature in the department of East Asian languages and cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is author or editor of numerous books about and translations of Korean literature and history, including Sourcebook of Korean Civilization (Columbia, 1997).

Table of Contents

Part 1: Classical Poetry
Koryo Songs
Songs of Flying Dragons
Sasol Sijo
Part 2: Poetry in Chinese
Part 3: Folk Songs
Part 4: Shamanist Narrative Songs
Index of Authors
Index of First Lines

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Jonathan Chaves

The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Korean Poetry is the best collection of classical Korean verse in translation we now possess. The selection is absolutely thorough, and a particular treat is the inclusion of some of the fine Chinese-language poetry by Korean writers. The list of contributors is a who's who of the best Korean poetry scholars and translators, including Peter H. Lee himself, Davis R. McCann, Richard Rutt, and others. The two long shamanist narrative poems are themselves worth the price of admission

Earl Miner

This is a major cultural event, one owed above all to the unrivaled knowledge, devotion and good taste of Peter H. Lee. It is a full treasury of poems short and long, in Korean and Chinese, from the hut and from the palace, showing the Korean genius for adaptable originality amid intermittent Chinese hegemony and Japanese incursion. English readers have at last access to a full sample of a literature that now exists for them for the first time.

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