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    • Vietnamese

    7 năm trong bóng tối - sách trinh thám nổi tiếng của xứ Hàn

    Vietnam
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    February 22, 2015
    7 năm bóng tối của tác giả Jeong You Jeong kể về câu chuyện của hai người cha. Người thứ nhất là Choi Hyeon-su - một gã đàn ông to xác nhưng chẳng biết làm gì ngoài chơi bóng chày. Khi còn nhỏ, Hyeon-su đã phải chịu sự bạo hành của cha và bị tê liệt một cánh tay.
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    韓国のベストセラー小説、日本でも異例ヒット 「女性の生きづらさ」に共通項

    Japan
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    February 6, 2019
    韓国で100万部を超えるベストセラーとなった小説「82年生まれ、キム・ジヨン」(筑摩書房)が、日本でも異例のヒットを記録している。韓国社会における女性差別を正面から取り上げた内容で、昨年12月に翻訳版が発売されると、1カ月で5万部超を突破した。賃金格差や産休・育休後の社会復帰の難しさなど、日本社会にも共通する「女性の生きづらさ」への共感が背景にある。(大渡美咲)
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    • English

    Korean fiction: a bold new wave

    India
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    November 17, 2017
    The South Korean writer Han Kang is a synecdoche of contemporary Korean fiction in translation today. The 2016 Man Booker International Prize can be singled out as an example of a prize that did for a country’s literary market what prizes manifestly do for an individual author: Provide instant...
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    Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko: A novel of 20th century Korea and Japan—“History has failed us, but no matter”

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    January 7, 2019
    Pachinko is the second novel by Korean-American author Min Jin Lee (born 1968). The New York Times ranked it as one of the 10 best books of 2017. Apple Inc. bought the screen rights and plans to oversee the production of a television series based on the book.
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    31 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring

    U.S.A
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    March 17, 2017
    Han Yujoo’s The Impossible Fairy Tale is the eerie story of two grade-school girls in a school where the students seem to be filled with cruelty and an almost murderous rage. When one of the girls sneaks into the classroom to add sentences to other students’ notebooks, she sets off a string of...
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    The Impact of War: Lisa See’s “The Sea Island of Women”

    U.S.A.
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    May 10, 2019
    In her latest novel, The Island of Sea Women, Lisa See tackles the notion of women’s fiction head-on. She begins in a familiar way: a not-so-chance encounter on a beach on the remote Jeju Island off the tip of South Korea sets an old woman’s mind on the past; a family of Americans asks Young-sook,...
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    • Spanish

    Los Conspiradores: Un-Su Kim

    Mexico
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    August 17, 2019
    Es difícil no sentir cierta simpatía por Reseng. Es el complejo y a veces fastidioso protagonista de “Los Conspiradores” (Océano 2019). Una muy buena novela de un joven narrador coreano hasta ahora totalmente desconocido para mí: Un-Su Kim. Un joven novelista a quien ya la crítica literaria europea...
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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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