First Edition of Ko Un's Little Pilgrim: A Novel; Signed by Him
Little Pilgrim: A Novel.
Item Number: 62021
Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 2005.
First edition of this story of Sudhana’s passage to enlightenment. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Boldly signed by Ko Un in English and in Korean. In fine condition. Translated by Brother Anthony of Taize and Young-Moo Kim.
A 1991 bestseller in South Korea, where it was serialized in that country's largest newspaper, Little Pilgrim is a tale of adventure and self-discovery in the tradition of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha. Based on the Gandavyuha, one of Buddhism's deepest and most challenging scriptures, Ko Un's Little Pilgrim relates the heroic journey of Sudhana, who sets out to discover what is truth. Throughout 20 years of fantastic travels, Sudhana encounters teachers that are human, animal, and spirit as he navigates mountain vistas, lush valleys, and remote villages.