Songs of Thorns and Flowers Vol. 4
Sunlight in a Distant Place
"...I did not feel that she was narrating a direct experience in her poems, but rather expressing an accumulated 'wisdom' about life that she had acquired in the course of experiences..." ~Brother Anthony of Taize, Chair Professor International Creative Writing Center, Dankook University.
Features 39 translated poems of the 2012 Ku Sang Poet Laureate Hong Yunsook. It is a pedagogical approach to modern Korean poetry for college-level Korean language and literature education outside Korea. To make visible the rhetorical and semantic transfer from Korean to English, the original and the translated poems are laid side by side. Historical explanations and requisite annotations on language use are provided where appropriate or needed.
Excellent for Korean educators, foreign language educators, and poetic pursuits. Contains companion CD with interviews, poems, and readings, with English subtitles. Beautifully bound book is bilingual: Korean-English