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    Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim’s book “Love for Imperfect Things” shows a path toward compassion for and acceptance of oneself

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    May 12, 2019
    Despite having over a million Twitter followers and being an international bestselling author, Haemin Sunim is a somewhat unknown figure in the U.S. He is a Korean monk known as the “Twitter monk” or “mega monk” that rose to fame after he started publishing bite-sized pieces of wisdom acquired...
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    Novel “At Dusk” explores human toll of South Korea’s rapid modernization

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    May 9, 2019
    In his recent novel At Dusk, celebrated author Hwang Sok-yong explores the human toll of South Korea’s rapid modernization. His story provides a glimpse into the lives of two Seoul-ites: Park Minwoo, a prominent architect, and Jung Woohee, a struggling playwright. Through the lens of Seoul’s urban...
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    Nicole Chung finds new territory in adoption stories told through her own eyes as the adoptee

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    Author Nicole Chung (left) onstage with executive director of Spark Central Brooke Matson during a Northwest Passages event for Chung at the Bing Crosby Theater on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Chung’s debut memoir is titled “All You Can Ever Know” and centers on family and growing up in a trans-racial...
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    Nicole Chung finds new territory in adoption stories told through her own eyes as the adoptee

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    Author Nicole Chung (left) onstage with executive director of Spark Central Brooke Matson during a Northwest Passages event for Chung at the Bing Crosby Theater on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Chung’s debut memoir is titled “All You Can Ever Know” and centers on family and growing up in a trans-racial...
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    Das Unheimliche im Vertrauten – ein früher Roman der Koreanerin Han Kang probt den Ausbruch aus dem Kerker des Leibes

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    May 11, 2019
    Mit ihrem preisgekrönten Roman «Die Vegetarierin» ist die koreanische Schriftstellerin Han Kang zu einem internationalen Star geworden. Der deutsche Verlag nutzt die Welle des Erfolgs und legt den frühen Roman «Deine kalten Hände» vor. Dieser gemahnt an die literarische Schule von E. T. A. Hoffmann.
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    Mom, Maman, Mamá: 13 Stories of Motherhood From Around the World

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    May 11, 2019
    For Mother’s Day, consider these globe-spanning stories of motherhood, from the United States to Haiti, Canada to China, and more. If you’ve lost a mother PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOM by Kyung-sook Shin It’s not immediately clear what happened to the mother in this novel, translated from the original...
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    9 tên tuổi ấn tượng của văn đàn Hàn Quốc

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    May 9, 2019
    Kim Young Ha, Han Kang, Shin Kyung Sook... không chỉ nức tiếng tại xứ sở kim chi mà còn khiến độc giả Việt Nam hâm mộ nồng nhiệt.
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    Lòng người cô độc, thế giới bạo tàn của 'một trăm cái bóng'

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    May 8, 2019
    Tiểu thuyết “Một trăm cái bóng” của Hwang Jungeun mở ra một thế giới hiện đại, tàn nhẫn và khốc liệt, nơi thị dân lay lắt sống trước chiếc “bóng” gớm ghiếc dai dẳng đeo bám. Năm 2009, Toà nhà Yongsan tại Seoul (Hàn Quốc) bị phá bỏ với mục đích tái cấu trúc. Bố của nhà văn Hwang Jungeun là một trong...
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    15 Must-Read Translated Books From the Past 5 Years

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    May 7, 2019
    May kicks off with the 15th annual PEN World Voices Festival, when international authors take over New York for a week of panels and events, and ends with the announcement of the 2019 Man Booker International Prize. In celebration of a month replete with world literature, Vulture has a publisher’s...
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    87歳の市民運動家が「立ち上がる民の物語」を書いた

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    May 5, 2019
    Bestsellers 世界の書店から 87歳の市民運動家が「立ち上がる民の物語」を書いた 現代史を鉛筆でつづる 生前、1冊も出さなかった詩人 韓国のベストセラー(文学) 2019年3月第5週 インターネット書店アラジン集計

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