1939 edition of Selected Poems of Sowŏl

I obtained this beautiful (but also damaged) edition of Kim Sowŏl’s poems from my old mentor. It seems to be the 1939 edition published by Kim Sowol’s mentor Kim Ŏk, 5 years after the tragic death (most likely by his own hand) of Sowŏl. Most famous for his attempts to write poetry connected to the rhythm of Korean folk songs, his signature poem is Azeleas 진달래꽃 reproduced here in English translation.

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