Korean American Books

Summaries and reviews of fiction and nonfiction books by Korean American authors,
books about Korean Americans and Korea, and Korean literature in English translation,
including some academic works and a sampling on the Korean War

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Poems from Korea, by Peter H. Lee

Translations of poems by Koreans (written in Korean vernacular, not Chinese), including historical annotations and organized by era. The collection and historical notations are brief but useful, and sadly the translations are weak in song, vitality and in capturing a sense of the different voices in various poets, revealing the difficulty of translating poetry.

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