Consists of letters and proofs relating to the translated work of Ko Un.
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- ReferenceGB 186 BXB/1/1/UKO
- Dates of Creation2012
- Physical Description1 oversized item
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Administrative / Biographical History
Born in 1933 in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, Korea, Ko Un is Korea’s foremost living writer. After immense suffering during the Korean War, he became a Buddhist monk. His first poems were published in 1958, his first collection in 1960. A few years later he returned to the world. After years of dark nihilism, he became a leading spokesman in the struggle for freedom and democracy during the 1970s and 1980s, when he was often arrested and imprisoned.