Dance of Anguish: Poetic Texts from 1920s Korea

Covers of books of vernacular Korean poetry

These books were all surveyed for "Printshops, Pressmen, and the Poetic Page in Colonial Korea," a supplementary article to this photo essay that is also featured in this issue of Cross-Currents. An image of the title page is presented if the cover of a book was missing when it was examined. For more information about each book, see “How Poetry Mattered in 1920s Korea" (unpublished PhD dissertation by Wayne de Fremery, Harvard University, 2011, especially appendix 2.1).