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    Best books of 2017: Fiction in translation

    United Kingdom
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    DEC 01, 2017
    There are echoes of WG Sebald in this poignant meditation on loss by the South Korean author of the Man Booker International Prize-winning The Vegetarian. Reflecting on the death of her newborn baby sister, only a few hours after her birth, the unnamed narrator seeks solace from sorrow in the...
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    South Korean author Han Kang on her new novella The White Book

    Australia
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    DEC 01, 2017
    Han's older sister was born two months premature and lived less than two hours. Her young mother gave birth on her own, in a rural village, in the heart of winter, miles from a telephone. The White Book gives the narrator's dead sister an imaginary life. "I think of her coming here instead of me,"...
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    Doha International Book Fair: Embassy to promote Korean literature

    Qatar
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    NOV 28, 2017
    South Korea will introduce Korean literature, calligraphy and promote the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at the 28th edition of the Doha International Book Fair scheduled to open on Wednesday at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, the South Korean embassy in Doha has announced. “We...
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    • German

    Ein Herz, groß wie ein Apfelkern

    Germany
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    OCT 09, 2017
    "Unsere Körper waren kreuzförmig übereinander gestapelt", beginnt das zweite Kapitel von "Menschenwerk", Han Kangs Geschichte des Massakers von Gwangju. Es ist aus der Sicht eines Toten geschrieben, Jeong-Dae, niedergeschossen in einer friedlichen Demonstration, auf einen Lastwagen geworfen und zum...
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    Menschenwerk

    Germany
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    2017
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    "Ich kämpfe, jeden Tag. Ich kämpfe gegen die Schande, überlebt zu haben und immer noch am Leben zu sein. Ich kämpfe gegen die Tatsache, dass ich ein Mensch bin. Und Sie, ebenso ein Mensch wie ich,...
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    The White Book by Han Kang — shade of pale

    UK
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    NOV 10, 2017
    In The White Book, the unrelinquishable nature of the past is again faced down through the lens of an early tragedy that has forever marked the narrator's family. This traumatic single event is expanded to question, in just under 130 pages, the nature of existence itself. The narrator, a writer...
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    ギリシャ語の時間

    Japan
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    2017
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    ある日突然、言葉を話せなくなった女。すこしずつ視力を失っていく男。女は失われた言葉を取り戻すため古典ギリシャ語を習い始める。ギリシャ語講師の男は彼女の“沈黙”に関心をよせていく。ふたりの出会いと対話を通じて、人間が失った本質とは何かを問いかける。心ふるわす静かな衝撃。ブッカー国際賞受賞作家の長編小説。 Source: https://singapore.kinokuniya.com/bw/...
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    The White Book by Han Kang review – the fragility of life

    England
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    NOV 02, 2017
    Han Kang, the author of 'The Vegetarian' has written a powerful autobiographical meditation on the life and death of a newborn sister. 'The White Book' is a fragmented autobiographical meditation on the death of the unnamed narrator’s baby sister, who died two hours after her birth. Han wisely...
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    ATOS HUMANOS

    Portugal
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    2017
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Em 1980, por toda a Coreia do Sul, os estudantes revoltaram-se contra o fecho de universidades e a falta de liberdade de expressão. Porém, na região de Gwangju, a repressão foi tão violenta que a...
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    • Italian

    Intervista a Han Kang, che ci racconta i suoi romanzi di ricerca sull’essere umano

    Italy
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    OCT 10, 2017
    [Interview] Novelist Han Kang and her book Human Acts La scrittrice sudcoreana Han Kang, in occasione dell'uscita di "Atti umani" (dopo il successo de "La vegetariana"), conversa con ilLibraio.it e spiega il motivo che l'ha spinta a scrivere di un momento tra i più sanguinosi nella storia del suo...

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