Yi Sang (이상) (1910-1937) was one of the most important Korean
avant-garde writers of the Japanese colonial era. Trained as an architect, he is known especially for his long poem "Crow's Eye View" and his short story "The Wings." The Yi Sang Literary Award, one of Korea's most prestigious literary prizes, is named in his honor. He died in Tokyo from complications of tuberculosis following his arrest by Japanese authorities as an "unlawful Korean."