Ko Un

(1933 / North Jeolla Province / South Korea)

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Ko Un (born on 1 August or 11 April 1933) is a South Korean poet whose works have been translated and published in more than 15 countries. He had been imprisoned many times due to his role in the campaign for Korean democracy. Ko is routinely mentioned in Korea as one of the front runners for the Nobel Prize in Literature, and Korean reporters have camped outside his house ahead of the annual ... more »

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