Azaleas: Poems by Kim Sowol, Translated by David R. McCann


By Kim Sowol

Translated by David R. McCann
Columbia University Press, 2007.

Originally published in 1925, Azaleas is the only collection produced by Kim Sowol (1902-1934), yet he remains one of Korea’s most beloved and well-known poets. Thanks to the elegant translations by David R. McCann, this landmark of Korean literature is now able to speak to people of all cultures. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in Korea and poetry.

David R. McCann is Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature at Harvard University.
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