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First Edition of Kim So-wol’s Azalea Flowers

  • Status :

    Registered Cultural Property No. 470-3

  • Name :

    A First Edition of Azalea Flowers (Jindalae Kkot ), a Book of Poetic Works by Kim So-wol

  • Classification :

    Movables / miscellaneous / registered cultural property

  • Composition / area :

    1 copy

  • Registration date :

    Feb. 25, 2011

  • Location :

    Songpa-gu, Seoul

  • Owner :

    Lee **

  • This is a copy of the first edition of Azalea Flowers, a book of poetic works of Kim So-wol (1902-1934) published on December 26, 1925, by the publishing company Maemunsa.
  • "Azalea Flowers" is a favorite poem of Korea, and is still most frequently included in anthologies, even long after the era of the poet Kim So-wol.
    This book contains the poem "Azalea Flowers" that sings about the sorrow of parting, inheriting the style of ancient Korean songs such as "Gasiri" and "Arirang" and other famous works of the poet, including, "In the Remote Future", "Wild Flowers", "Dear Mother, Dear Sister" and "Invocation of the Spirit".
  • The copy was designated as a registered cultural property considering that the copyright page clearly specifies that it was published in 1925 by Maemunsa before the passing away of the poet; that the owner graduated from Baejae High School in 1923; and that the copy is well preserved overall.