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Night-Sky Checkerboard: Poems Oh Sae-young

Night-Sky Checkerboard: Poems

Oh Sae-young

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ISBN : 9781939419477
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128 pages
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Night-Sky Checkerboard introduces English-language readers to the understated, imagistic lyricism of a Korean master at the peak of his powers. As a young poet, Oh Sae-young was fascinated by Modernism, and attempted to represent the inner landscapesMoreNight-Sky Checkerboard introduces English-language readers to the understated, imagistic lyricism of a Korean master at the peak of his powers. As a young poet, Oh Sae-young was fascinated by Modernism, and attempted to represent the inner landscapes of the dislocated self produced by industrial society before arriving at more existentialist concerns.The present volume, masterfully translated by Brother Anthony of Taizé, reflects Oh Sae-youngs harmonious fusion of image with idea, with woodpeckers pecking secret coded messages, the farmer finding the grounds erogenous zones, and a cloud factory on strike.