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30 New Books Critics Think You Should Read Right Now

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Article
https://lithub.com/30-new-books-critics-think-you-should-read-right-now/
Journal
Lithub
Issued Date
March 18, 2024
Page
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Language
English(English)
Country
UNITED STATES
City
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Book
Phantom Pain Wings
Writer
Kim Hyesoon
Translator
Don Mee Choi

About the Author

  • Kim Hyesoon
  • Birth : 1955 ~ -
  • Occupation : Poet
  • First Name : Hyesoon
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김혜순
  • ISNI : 0000000078656481
  • Works : 35
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  • English(English)

With stunning originality and audacity, Kim Hyesoon creates an alternative imaginative universe that reflects a consciousness battered by and overcoming life’s agonies: the aftereffects of war and dictatorship, the oppressions of a patriarchal society, the death of a father. In Don Mee Choi’s powerful translation of Phantom Pain Wings, the presence of the multi-faceted creature called “bird”—nemesis, inner daemon, doppelganger, muse—reverberates outward until, as with all great poetry, it assumes the fragile, mortal proportions of art itself: “I thought about bird flying freely in the ruins / bird that will fall if I don’t keep writing.”

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