Yi Sang was born on August 20 1910 in Seoul, South Korea, whose real name was Kim Hae-gyeong. He is considered one of the most innovative writers in modern Korean literature. Crossing and blurring the boundaries between poetry, fiction and essay, his experiments in literary form and language, as well the psychological complexity of his inquiry into passion, eroticism and the indeterminate nature of self were unprecedented in Korean literary practices of his time.
Most of his works were produced during the 1930s. He was trained as an architect and for a time was employed as a draftsman in the public works department of the Governor-General of Korea. Reflecting his architectural ... more »
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