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Moonlit Pond, The
Sung-Il Lee
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Moonlit Pond, The
Korean Classical Poems in Chinese
Sung-Il Lee

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Unlike poetry written in the vernacular, classical Korean poetry was heavily influenced by the great poets of the Tang and Sung dynasties and was written in Chinese, while reflecting a perspective which was uniquely Korean. This is the first and only comprehensive anthology of classical Korean poetry to appear in English.

"Outstanding Academic Book, 1998"—Choice.

Received the biennial award for translation of Korean literature, awarded by the Korean Culture and Arts Foundation. Thirty thousand dollars was awarded to Sung ll Lee for The Moonlit Pond in October, 1999.

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Choice Magazine, Outstanding Academic Book

Korean Culture and Arts Foundation biennial award for the translation of Korean literature

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"An unusual and delightful anthology translated into pleasantly worded English, this volume belongs in all poetry collections and all collections of Asian literature."—Choice

"Sung-Il Lee's translations are marked for vivid imagery, exactitude of expression, and... illuminate some unique aspects of Korean literary and cultural traditions... It is highly laudable that Sung-Il Lee has produced translations which are excellent poems in themselves... In the final analysis, The Moonlit Pond will contribute significantly to introducing a worthy part of the Korean literary treasury and a unique aspect of the Korean poetic tradition."—Korea Journal

"Sung-Il Lee captures the elegant simplicity and emotional complexity in translations that reflect the structure of the original while remaining true to the presentation of their imagery and ideas."—American Poet

"... [a] spell-binding volume... [Sung-Il Lee] has given us a jewel."—The Olympian

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