Looking for the Cow: Modern Korean Poems

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Kevin O'Rourke
Dedalus Press, 1999 - Poetry - 167 pages
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This anthology of seventy-two poets covers the whole spectrum of Korean poetry in this century, with larger selections from the best-known poets, including Midang So Chung-Ju, Kim Sowol, and Kim Suyong. Many types of poetry, from the classical shijo to free-verse forms are represented. Many subjects are covered, from love and the love of nature, Buddhist and Confucian traditions, the search for transcendence (which is where the book's title comes from), and contemporary political poetry.

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O Sangsun 18941963
Kim Sangyong 19021951

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About the author (1999)

Having studied Indonesian politics as an undergraduate at Harvard University, Kevin O'Rourke worked for three years as a bank analyst and equity research director in Jakarta's pre-crisis capital market.Compelled by the political story that was unfolding, he launched a bi-weekly journal on Indonesian politics under the aegis of a political risk consulting firm, Van Zorge, Heffernan and Associates. The Van Zorge Report, which he authored for two years, gained a reputation as the best source of original, in-depth analysis of Indonesia's fast-moving political landscape. Subscribers included multi-national corporations, embassies and donor agencies in Jakarta.

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