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    The Nine Cloud Dream

    U.S.A
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    Feb 25, 2019
    The Nine Cloud Dream—Kuunmong in Korean—is a 17th century novel, regarded as a masterpiece of Korean literature, although it is set more than 1,000 year earlier in Tang Dynasty China.
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    Review: The Nine Cloud Dream by Kim Man-Jung Translated by Heinz Insu Fenkl

    U.S.A
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    Apr 5, 2019
    Whether you are a lover of Korean literature or someone entirely unfamiliar it, Heinz Insu Fenkl’s new translation of Kim Man-Jung’s 17th-century masterpiece The Nine Cloud Dream, recently published by Penguin, will be a revelation. Unlike earlier translators, such as James Scarth Gale and Richard...
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    Katherine Beaman reviews The Nine Cloud Dream by Kim Man-Jung

    Taiwan
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    Apr 18, 2019
    The Nine Cloud Dream (Guunmong, 구운몽, 九雲夢) is a seventeenth-century fictional work by Kim Man-Jung, a member of Korea’s ruling class and a political figure who was exiled toward the latter end of the Joseon dynasty. It was originally written in hanja, Chinese characters, the primary alphabet used...
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    Han Kang, 5ème auteur à contribuer à la bibliothèque du futur qui ouvrira en 2114 à Oslo

    Norway
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    Apr 10, 2019
    La romancière sud-coréenne Han Kang a été nommée cinquième auteur à contribuer à "Future Library". La bibliothèque du futur est un projet mené par l'artiste écossaise Katie Paterson. Le projet prévoit d'accumuler 100 manuscrits pendant 100 ans dans la capitale norvégienne, qui seront ensuite édités...
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    How symbol of South Korea’s Me Too era gave voice to women silenced by sexist culture

    Hong Kong
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    Apr 11, 2019
    ‘Kim Ji-young, Born 1982’, a book about a young mother’s struggles in a patriarchal society, has become a cultural touchstone In October 2016, the Korean publishing house Minumsa released a short novel called Kim Ji-young, Born 1982, the latest in a series of works of fiction by “today’s young...
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    ANNOUNCING THE BEST TRANSLATED BOOK AWARD 2019 LONGLISTS

    U.S.A
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    Apr 14, 2019
    The Best Translated Book Award 2019 longlists for both the fiction and poetry awards have been announced at The Millions. This is the twelfth year that the Best Translated Book Award has honored and celebrated literature in translation.
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    Pressmeddelande Prisbelönta Han Kang kommer till årets Bokmässa

    Sweden
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    Apr 15, 2019
    Sydkorea är i år hedersgäst och temaland på Bokmässan den 26–29 september. Landets litteratur, kultur och samhälle kommer att speglas genom Sydkoreas främsta författare och poeter. En av gästerna som kommer till mässan är den prisbelönta författaren Han Kang. I år är det också 60 år sedan Sverige...
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    Han Kang och Kim Un-Su till Bokmässan

    Sweden
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    Apr 15, 2019
    I höst deltar Kim Un-Su, Han Kang och övriga sydkoreanska gästerna i en rad aktiviteter och seminarium, för att belysa sin vardag som författare och den rådande kulturella och politiska situationen i sitt hemland.
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    سوف أمحو قصيدتي البيضاء

    U.K
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    Apr 12, 2019
    في تجربتها، تستكشف هايسوون الوجود المتعدّد والمتزامن للمرأة كجدّات وأمّهات وبنات في سياق المجتمع الأبوي المتعصّب في بلادها، فيما تتجلى شعريتها في محاولتها المستمرة لمقاومة الأشكال الأدبية التقليدية واللغة التي حددها الرجال في كوريا لفترة طويلة. بالنسبة إليها: "النساء الشاعرات يعارضن ويقاومن ظروفهن...
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    So erzählt Han Kang von der Einsamkeit des Menschen

    Germany
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    Apr 14, 2019
    Mit dem Roman "Die Vegetarierin" wurde die südkoreanische Schriftstellerin Han Kang international bekannt. Jetzt ist ihr frühes Buch "Deine kalten Hände" auf Deutsch erschienen: die Geschichte eines Bildhauers und die Geschichte einer Entfremdung.

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