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    Kim Hyesoon, Don Mee Choi, and Eve Joseph win 2019 Griffin Prizes, with Lifetime Honour for Nicole Brossard

    Canada
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    June 7, 2019
    Last night in Toronto, the the Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize was awarded to Eve Joseph for Quarrels (Anvil Press), while International Griffin Poetry Prize was presented to writer-translator team Kim Hyesoon and Don Mee Choi for Hyesoon's Autobiography of Death (New Directions).
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    【ひとめ惚れ大賞】この本は ケーススタディとして 「使うための本」なんです『82年生まれ、キム・ジヨン』訳者・斎藤真理子インタビュー

    Japan
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    June 12, 2019
    この作品は韓国で100万部を超えるベストセラーになり、国会議員が300冊買って議員に配ったり、女性アイドルが読んだと言っただけで猛烈な批判を浴びたりと、社会現象となっています。日本でも現在(2019年3月取材時点)発行部数9万部を超え、さまざまな年代の女性から感想が届いていますが、強く共感した読者が多い一方、「読み進めることが難しかった」「読むのがつらかった」という声もありまして。
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    Thân phận người ly hương trong tác phẩm của những nhà văn châu Á

    Vietnam
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    June 15, 2019
    Trong 2 năm, 2017 - 2018, ba tiểu thuyết: "Đừng nói chúng ta không lợi quyền" (Trang Nguyễn dịch, Phương Nam Book và NXB Văn học, 2018), "Pachinko" (Nguyễn Bích Lan dịch, Phanbooks và NXB Phụ nữ, 2018) và "Thoát đến phương Tây" xuất bản vào những thời điểm gần kề nhau, cả 3 tác giả đều là người gốc...
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    “Convalescenza” di Han Kang, coreana dal piglio kafkiano

    Italy
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    June 15, 2019
    Uno dei sintomi più evidenti della malattia sociale del nostro tempo sta proprio nel fatto che l’inquietudine a cui si accompagna è spesso apparentemente senza causa, oscura, difficile da mettere a fuoco. Piuttosto, aleggia, scava dentro, permane come un indistinguibile ronzio di fondo. È persino...
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    Jeong Ji-yong: Google denotes Jeong Ji-yong’s 117th birthday with Doodle

    U.S.A
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    June 16, 2019
    Today’s Google Doodle denotes the 117th birthday of Jeong Ji-yong, an author, translator, and teacher whose work experienced a resurgence in the late 1980s and who is currently broadly considered a pioneer of modern Korean poetry. The Doodle was made by Seoul-based visitor artist, Mikyung Lee.
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    nord-sud a quand les retrouvailles?

    France
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    Feb 26, 2019
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    Autobiography of Death by Don Mee Choi, translated from the Korean written by Kim Hyesoon and Quarrels by Eve Joseph Win the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize

    Canada
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    June 6, 2019
    TORONTO – Thursday, June 6, 2019 – Autobiography of Death by Don Mee Choi, translated from the Korean written by Kim Hyesoon (New Directions) and Quarrels by Eve Joseph (Anvil Press) are the International and Canadian winners of the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize...
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    Las mejores novelas sobre asesinatos para pasar un verano de muerte

    Spain
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    June 14, 2019
    ¿Playa o montaña? ¿Piscina o hamaca? ¿Veneno o puñalada certera en el corazón? El verano plantea muchos interrogantes, pero sólo una certeza: las novelas criminales se disfrutan mucho mejor en estos meses de asueto. En caso de que aún no hayas escogido la tuya, te ofrecemos unas cuantas opciones...
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    Victoria poet Eve Joseph ‘savouring’ moment after winning $65K Griffin prize

    Canada
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    June 7, 2019
    The international prize, also worth $65,000, went to Don Mee Choi’s translation of Korean poems written by Kim Hyesoon in “Autobiography of Death,” published by New Directions.
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    韓国で100万部『82年生まれ、キム・ジヨン』が描く女性の生きづらさ

    Japan
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    June 10, 2019
    「社会現象」と呼ばれ、異例の大ヒットとなる作品はときどきある。この小説『82年生まれ、キム・ジヨン』は、まさにそれだ。書店で平積みされているのを見かけた方も多いかもしれないが、日本で、外国文学、とくにアジア圏の文学がこれほど注目を集める事態は類がない。原書が刊行された韓国では100万部の売れ行きを突破した(ちなみに、韓国の全人口はおよそ5千万人だ)。本作は世界17ヵ国・地域での翻訳出版も決定し、韓国では映画化されるという。

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