• Article
    • English

    Graceful 'Court Dancer' Can't Escape Her Sorrows

    U.S.A
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    Aug. 11,2018
    When we first meet Yi Jin, the lithe heroine of Kyung-Sook Shin's atmospheric, tragic novel The Court Dancer translated by Anton Hur, she stands at a ship's helm beside "a tall Frenchman, his pale face covered in a mustache," while she holds "a hat embroidered with roses and a coat to wear later...
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    • English

    Three novels about Korean history give context for current events

    USA
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    Aug. 11,2018
    Headlines about North and South Korea have dominated the news recently, but what do Americans really know about the history of these countries? There may be some gaps in our collective knowledge, but a trio of novels steps into that void, beautifully illuminating Korea’s past in ways that inform...
    • Article
    • English

    A Korean woman struggles in 19th century France in Man Asian Literary Prize winner’s latest book, The Court Dancer

    China
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    Aug. 17,2019
    In Shin Kyung-sook’s latest novel, a French diplomat falls for a Korean court dancer and whisks her off to his native France. She happens to speak French and impresses the literati, but is like a fish out of water and returns to Korea
    • Article
    • Spanish

    Cinco escritores de Corea del Sur que debes conocer

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    June 27,2019
    Luego que la selección de Corea del Sur venciera a Alemania con dos goles en el Mundial de Rusia 2018 seguramente tienesdudas sobre la literatura de esta nación. Aunque ningún escritor de Corea del Sur ha ganado el Premio Nobel de Literatura, como sí ha sucedido con otros paises asiáticos como...
    • Article
    • Lithuanian

    Knygos ištrauka. Shin Kyung-sook „Prašau, pasirūpink mama“

    Lithuania
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    Feb. 18,2019
    Shin Kyung-sook (g. 1963) – viena ryškiausių šiuolaikinių Pietų Korėjos autorių. Jau kitą savaitę susipažinti su jos kūryba galės ir Lietuvos skaitytojai – prieš pat Vilniaus knygų mugę pasirodys rašytojos romanas „Prašau, pasirūpink mama“ lietuvių kalba (iš korėjiečių k. vertė Martynas Šiaučiūnas-...
    • Article
    • English

    South Korean bestselling novel 'Please Look After Mom' to be made into TV series

    U.S.A.
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    Nov 2,2018
    On October 30, KL Management announced that Blue Jar Pictures, a US production company has signed a deal to make the South Korean bestselling novel into a TV series. Novelist Shin Kyung-sook shot to fame with "Please Look After Mom" which earned her the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize with the book...
    • Book Review
    • Swedish

    Det skulle kunna vara din familj

    Sweden
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    Jul 11, 2012

    Hur väl känner vi våra föräldrar? Vet vi vilka personer de är egentligen, vilka de är förutom ens föräldrar? Känner vi till deras bakgrund, vad de ville bli, vad de blev och varför de blev dem som de blev? Känner vi till deras drömmar och förhoppningar? Och de som svarar ja, är ni verkligen...

    • Book
    • Swedish

    Ta hand om min mor

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    2012
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Över en och en halv miljon sålda exemplar i Sydkorea. Internationellt genombrott för en av Koreas mest framgångrika författare. Utgiven i 23 länder. En enastående och rörande roman om en familjs...
    • Article
    • English

    Reading Korean literature in the era of the Korean novelist

    Republic of Korea
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    Jan 15, 2019
    Korea has a rich and fast-growing library of modern literature. The list of writers of novels, short stories, and other works is long. Korean writers have taken a significant place in world literature. Their translators are also making names for themselves. These Korean writers, some contemporary...
    • Article
    • Italian

    Tra Oriente e Occidente

    Italy
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    Jan 12,2019
    La letteratura coreana si presenta al mondo occidentale Essendo nel pieno della globalizzazione che coinvolge i mercati, le economie e i commerci degli Stati, che vengono definiti interscambi commerciali, per cui le frontiere ormai divengono sempre più un ricordo dei secoli passati, anche la...

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