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    'Mina' by Kim Sagwa (Review)

    U.S.A.
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    Oct 11, 2018

    While translated fiction in general can suffer from a gender imbalance, that doesn’t appear to be as much of an issue in Korean literature, particularly when it comes to the younger generations. 

     

    With Han Kang and Bae Suah fairly well established in English now, other young...

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    MINA by Sagwa Kim, Bruce Fulton, Ju Chan Fulton / KIRKUS Reviews

    U.S.A.
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    Aug 1, 2018

    KIRKUS REVIEW

     

    Kim’s English debut is a descent into the dark world of a teenage girl.

     

    Crystal lives in P City, South Korea, where she attends high school, cram school, and extra tutoring. Her life, full of intense academic pressure and economic privilege, is...

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    Book Review : Mina / Kim Sagwa

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    Oct 10, 2018

    Kim Sagwa’s psychological and observant Mina follows two young women trying to navigate their society.

     

    Introverted, passive, and introspective, Mina mourns a childhood friend who committed suicide in the best way she knows how: by locking herself in a closet and drowning her...

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    Booklist Review : Mina

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    Sep 1, 2018

    Crystal works hard to earn top grades at her cram school and maintain her image as an excellent citizen while smoking, drinking, and dating different boys in her nonstudy hours. But whatever she achieves never seems to be enough, and she’s in a constant frenzy to fill her time and be the best...

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    Book Review : Dust and Other Stories (Columbia University Press)

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    April 1, 2018

    To read Janet Poole’s sensitive translation of Yi T'aejun’s Dust and Other Stories is to experience both amazed discovery and a profound sense of loss. How could such a remarkable writer have his legacy effaced in his lifetime, and his death go unrecorded? Yet while the darkness about which Yi...

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    ‘MANNEQUIN’ BY CH’OE YUN (REVIEW)

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    May 10, 2018
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    "Popiół i czerwień" Pyun Hye-Young - recenzja

    Poland
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    AUG 07, 2017
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    „POPIÓŁ I CZERWIEŃ” PYUN HYE-YOUNG – RECENZJA

    Poland
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    JAN 22, 2017

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