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11.3 x 13.5 cm / 12 pages
Wooden hardcover / Accordion binding
Limited Edition, 50 copies
Grass, Kim Su-young
Kim su-yong is one of the most exceptional poets of modern Korea. He died at the relatively young age of 48 in 1968, but his poetry has become a symbol of freedom and revolution during the democratization of Korea. His last poem, “Grass,” only published after his death, has provoked particular critical attention and debate. Depending on the viewpoint of the literary figures and their political beliefs, the meaning and the value of Kim’s poetry showed a great range of differing opinions. The populist grass-roots movement interpreted the phrases from “Grass” such as “lying down faster than the wind” and “rising faster than the wind,” as signifying the tenacious vitality of the masses. Meanwhile, the humanist interpreted it as a symbol of life itself.
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