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    Murakami o tajnama i pisanju

    Serbia
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    June 28, 2019
    Tri nova naslova u izdanju "Geopoetike": "Pisac kao profesija" velikog Harukija Murakamija, "Linkoln u bardu" bukerovca Džordža Sondersa i "Ulhva, šamanka" čiji je autor južnokorejski pisac Kim Tong Ni
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    Når historiens vold bliver til poesi

    Denmark
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    June 4, 2019
    ”Levende og døde” er en fremragende roman. Som Han Kangs første og prisbelønnede ”Vegetaren” var det. Den er et poetisk, men skånselsløst portræt af en historisk begivenhed, der giver dønninger selv i dag, en bog, der tager os med ind i et univers, hvor uskyld og vold prøver at leve sammen. Og...
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    • Russian

    Что читать этой осенью? Отвечают представители книжных издательств

    Russia
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    August 13, 2019
    Планировщики» Ким Онсу В начале осени издадим «Планировщиков» корейца Ким Онсу. Надо сказать, что в Южной Корее вслед за кинематографическим бумом явно начинается литературный.
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    16 works of nonfiction from around the world to check out in spring 2019

    Canada
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    January 18, 2019
    Keum Suk Gendry-Kim is a graphic novelist from South Korea. (Drawn & Quarterly) Grass is a graphic novel that looks at the true story of Okseon Lee, a young Korean girl who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War.
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    After K-pop, translated Korean books are now the latest obsession — here are the top Korean authors you should read right now

    Singapore
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    February 18, 2019
    From K-pop girl groups to the trend-setting runways of Seoul Fashion Week, South Korea has the world transfixed with their unique take on arts and culture. With more than 80 literary works set to be translated and published in 22 languages, Korean authors are now set to spark plenty of buzz in 2019...
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    To je vražda, napsala: Literární tygřice z Východu útočí

    Czech
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    May 23, 2019
    Krimi román Vzorný syn jihokorejské autorky Čong Judžong je krvas. Tak byly za první republiky označovány románky s hrůzostrašnými ději. Autorka používá prověřené postupy, vyprávění prokládá stylizovanými zápisy z deníku a z policejních záznamů k navození hodnověrnosti...
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    Han Kang’s Novel Is a Politically Tinged Eulogy for a Dead Sister

    U.S.A.
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    February 25, 2019
    “The Vegetarian” and “Human Acts” introduced English-language readers to the explosive fiction of the South Korean writer Han Kang. Although her new novel, “The White Book,” occupies a somewhat quieter register, it too is formally daring, emotionally devastating and deeply political. Its relative...
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    The Plotters by Un-su Kim review – a sniper in Seoul

    U.K.
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    March 1, 2019
    In his increasingly curmudgeonly later years, Kingsley Amis claimed only to favour novels that began: “A shot rang out.” The opening of Korean author Un-su Kim’s The Plotters has the potential to satisfy that boozy reactionary of English letters, as a hired gun lines up his prey in the telescopic...
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    ‘The Plotters’ is a chilling portrait of a killer for hire

    U.S.A.
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    January 23, 2019
    It’s a bull market for fictional hit men. Among recent assassin-centric thrillers is Malcolm Mackay’s brilliant Glasgow Trilogy: “The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter,” “How a Gunman Says Goodbye” and “The Sudden Arrival of Violence,” plus a couple of stand-alones by the same author. Now comes...
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    Gary K. Wolfe Reviews Readymade Bodhisattva, Edited by Sunyung Park & Sang Joon Park

    U.S.A.
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    March 18, 2019
    With Chinese SF gaining such prominence lately, and Japanese SF having been more or less familiar to Western readers for decades (I reviewed the first English-language study of Japanese SF way back in 1992!), it’s reasonable to be curious about what else is going on in East Asia, and Readymade...

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