Poet by Chong-Wha Chung
Look inside with Google Book Preview
By Chong-Wha Chung

The Poet

Translated by See other recent books by Chong-Wha Chung
By (author) Yi Mun-yol See other recent books by Yi Mun-yol
Translated by Brother Anthony See other recent books by Brother Anthony
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $19.99
Your Price: $17.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.90 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Poet by Chong-Wha Chung

Book Description

A young man's determination to maintain his integrity in an unjust society forces him to endure a lonely and dangerous odyssey. When a governor to the King falls into rebel hands, he switches sides to save his skin. When later he is captured by royal troops, it is not only he that is condemned to death as a traitor but his sons and grandsons too. They survive by subterfuge, but though they keep their lives, they have lost their place in society. The Poet tells the story of Kim, the younger grandson, who is consigned to a life of wandering and vagrancy even as he struggles for recognition as a poet, who is constantly tempted to make compromises - to the point of betraying his own family - to survive as an artist and a free spirit.

Buy Poet book by Chong-Wha Chung from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781860468964
ISBN-10: 1860468969
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: The Harvill Press
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Chong-Wha Chung

Korean Classical Literature by Chong-Wha Chung Korean Classical Literature, Hardback (January 1989)

First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

» View all books by Chong-Wha Chung


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Poet book by Chong-Wha Chung and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Chong-Wha Chung

Yi Mun-Yol was born in 1948. During the Korean War (1950-3), his father supported the North Korea side for ideological reasons and went to live in the North, leaving his family in the South. In his youth, Yi Mun-Yol had to bear the stigma of being a 'traitor's son'. With more than 30 books published and sales totalling many millions of copies, Yi Mun-Yol is Korea's leading novelist. The Poet has been translated into all the major western languages.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Chong-Wha Chung close
Korean Classical Literature by Chong-Wha Chung
Recent books by Yi Mun-yol close
Meeting with My Brother by Yi Mun-yol
Poet by Yi Mun-yol
Recent books by Brother Anthony close
Eyes of Dew by Brother Anthony
Flowers of a Moment by Brother Anthony
Depths of a Clam by Brother Anthony
Poet by Brother Anthony
BoomerangBooks.com.au close