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O'Rourke, Kevin

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Works: 32 works in 123 publications in 4 languages and 2,333 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Outlines, syllabi, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PL984.E3, 895.71008
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Publications about Kevin O'Rourke
Publications by Kevin O'Rourke
Most widely held works by Kevin O'Rourke
Our twisted hero by Mun-yŏl Yi( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
When 12-year-old Han Pyongt'ae moves from Seoul to a small provincial town and enrolls in the local school, he's confident that his sophistication will establish him as a natural leader among his peers. He is shocked to find his new classmates and teacher under the spell of the charismatic class monitor, who uses fear and violence to keep the class in line
The book of Korean Shijo ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Ten Korean short stories by Kevin O'Rourke( Book )
19 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 libraries worldwide
The book of Korean poetry : songs of Shilla and Koryŏ ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
"Korea s history is divided into four periods: the Three Kingdoms of Koguryo (37 bc ad 668), Shilla (57 bc ad 668), and Paekche (18 bc ad 660); Unified Shilla (668 935); Koryo (935 1392); and Choson (1392 1910). Kevin O Rourke s The Book of Korean Poetry traces Korean poetry from the pre-Shilla era to the end of Korea s golden poetry period in the Koryo dynasty. There are two poetry traditions in Korea: hanshi (poems by Korean poets in Chinese characters) and vernacular poems, which are invariably songs. Hanshi is a poetry to be read and contemplated; the vernacular is a poetry to be sung and heard. Hanshi was aimed at personal cultivation, vernacular poetry primarily at entertainment. Hanshi was a much more private discipline; vernacular poetry was composed for the most part against a convivial background of wine, music, and dance. In this comprehensive treatment of the poetry of Shilla and Koryo, O Rourke divides one hundred fifty poems into five sections: Early Songs, Shilla hanshi, Shilla hyangga, Koryo kayo, and Koryo hanshi and shijo. Only a few pre-Shilla poems are extant; O Rourke features all five. All fourteen extant Shilla hyangga are included. Seventeen major Koryo kayo are featured; only a few short, incantatory pieces that defied translation were excluded. Fourteen of the fewer than twenty Koryo shijo with claims to authenticity are presented. From the vast number of extant hanshi, O Rourke selected poems with the most intrinsic merit and universal appeal. In addition to introductory essays on the genres of hanshi, hyangga, Koryo kayo, and shijo, O Rourke interleaves his graceful translations with commentary on the historical backgrounds, poetic forms, and biographical notes on the poets lives as well as guides to the original texts, bibliographical materials, and even anecdotes on how the poems came to be written. Along with the translations themselves, O Rourke s annotations of the poems make this volume a particularly interesting and important introduction to the scholarship of East Asian literature"--Publisher description
A washed-out dream by Kevin O'Rourke( Book )
11 editions published in 1980 in English and Catalan and held by 187 libraries worldwide
A Hundred love poems from old Korea by Kevin O'Rourke( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
A commentary links the poems against the background of dynastic upheavals, ideological changes and fluctuations in poetry practice."--BOOK JACKET
The cutting edge : a selection of Korean poetry, ancient, and modern by Kevin O'Rourke( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Looking for the cow : modern Korean poems ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Singing like a cricket, hooting like an owl by Kyu-bo Yi( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 libraries worldwide
A Shijo poet at the court of King Sonjo : the Pine River songs by Chʻŏl Chŏng( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Poems of a wanderer : selected poems of Midang So Chong-ju by Chŏng-ju Sŏ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Tilting the jar, spilling the moon : poems from Koryo, Choson, and contemporary Korea ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 libraries worldwide
My Korea : forty years without a horsehair hat by Kevin O'Rourke( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
The Ma Rok biographies by Ki-wŏn Sŏ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Korean culture and arts ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Sunan idae by Kŭn-ch'an Ha( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Korean and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Night talk by Pyŏng-hwa Cho( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Korean and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Yuri pangp'ae by Chung-hyŏk Kim( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Korean and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The Sijo tradition ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Kil = The road : the most beautiful things are saddest : a collection of oil paintings and poems by Pyŏng-hwa Cho( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in Korean and Japanese and held by 5 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Orok, K'ebin 1939-
O'Rourke, Kevin D.
오록, 케빈 1939-
Languages
English (99)
Korean (4)
Catalan (1)
Japanese (1)
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