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Flowers of a Moment 2 editions

Cover of: Flowers of a Moment by Ko Un
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“Bodhisattva of Korean poetry, exuberant, demotic, abundant, obsessed with poetic creation . . . Ko Un is a magnificent poet, combination of Buddhist cognoscente, passionate political libertarian, and naturalist historian.”—Allen Ginsberg

"Korea's greatest living Zen poet."—Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Flowers of a Moment (Korean: Sun'gan ui kkot) is a treasure trove of more than 180 brief poems by a major world poet at the apex of his career. A four-time Nobel Prize nominee, Ko Un grew up in Korea during the Japanese occupation. During the Korean War, he was conscripted by the People's Army. In 1952, he became a Buddhist and lived a monastic life for ten years.

For his activism confronting South Korea's dictatorial military government, he was imprisoned and tortured. He has published more than one hundred volumes of poetry, essays, fiction, drama, and translations of Chinese poetry.

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2 editions First published in 2006

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Cover of: Flowers of a Moment (Lannan Translation Selection Series)
November 2006, BOA Editions
Flowers of a Moment (Lannan Translation Selection Series)
Paperback in English - Bilingual edition
Cover of: Flowers of a Moment (Lannan Translation Selection Series)
November 2006, BOA Editions
Flowers of a Moment (Lannan Translation Selection Series)
Hardcover in English

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