Translated Books

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    English(English) Book

    KIM HYESOON et al / 김혜순 et al / 2019 / literature > Periodical

  • Left's Right, Right's Left
    English(English) Book

    Han Yujoo / 한유주 / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

    The story takes place on a stairwell, all in about a minutes time, while the narrators partner seizes her by the hair. The narrator had gotten caught, after running out of the apartment to try to escape assault. While she tries desperately to avoid falling down the stairs, she has a series of flashbacks about a friend who committed suicide years earlier. In this brief moment, she searches her memories for any signs she may have missed, and feels guilt for not having finished writing her story.   Source:

  • The Impossible Fairytale
    English(English) Book Available

    Han Yujoo / 한유주 / 2017 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

  • Un impossible conte de fées
    French(Français) Book Available

    Han Yujoo / 한유주 / 2017 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

    Mia et La môme se côtoient sans se connaître. Elles sont camarades de classe. Mia possède tout ce qu'un enfant peut désirer dans la vie, sauf l'essentiel. Quant à La môme, elle n'a pas cette chance. Autant dire que les deux écolières n'ont en apparence aucun point commun. Pourtant, ce soir-là, un jeu innocent et cruel débute. C'est ce que La môme attendait... Ce roman est un tour de force. En mettant en scène une gamine et son ombre, Han Yujoo rappelle, à nous adultes, combien l'enfance nous poursuit, sous une forme ou une autre, toute notre vie. Cet impossible conte de fées, une fois ouvert, ne peut plus être lâché. Il convoque tous nos sens : la vue, l'ouïe, la parole, le toucher sont remis en cause dans leur efficacité à approcher la vraie vie. Et si la narratrice et l'auteure ne font qu'une, c'est pour mieux nous rappeler que notre vie est une éternelle enfance.   source:    

  • The Impossible Fairy Tale
    English(English) Book Available

    Han Yujoo / 한유주 / 2017 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

    A chilling, wildly original novel from a major new voice from South Korea   The Impossible Fairy Tale is the story of two unexceptional grade-school girls. Mia is “lucky”―she is spoiled by her mother and, as she explains, her two fathers. She gloats over her exotic imported color pencils and won’t be denied a coveted sweater. Then there is the Child who, by contrast, is neither lucky nor unlucky. She makes so little impression that she seems not even to merit a name. At school, their fellow students, whether lucky or luckless or unlucky, seem consumed by an almost murderous rage. Adults are nearly invisible, and the society the children create on their own is marked by cruelty and soul-crushing hierarchies. Then, one day, the Child sneaks into the classroom after hours and adds ominous sentences to her classmates’ notebooks. This sinister but initially inconsequential act unlocks a series of events that end in horrible violence. But that is not the end of this eerie, unpredictable novel. A teacher, who is also this book’s author, wakes from an intense dream. When she arrives at her next class, she recognizes a student: the Child, who knows about the events of the novel’s first half, which took place years earlier. Han Yujoo’s The Impossible Fairy Tale is a fresh and terrifying exploration of the ethics of art making and of the stinging consequences of neglect.   Source:

  • Asia Literary Review
    English(English) Book Available

    Cheon Myungkwan et al / 천명관 et al / 2016 / literature > Periodical

  • The Future of Silence
    English(English) Book Available

    O Chong-hui et al / 오정희 et al / 2015 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century > 1945-1999

    Spanning almost half a century of contemporary writing in Korea (from the 1970s to the present), The Future of Silence brings together some of the most accomplished twentieth-century women writers with a new generation of young, bold voices. Their work takes us into the homes, families, lives, and psyches of Korean women, men, and children. Pak Wan-sŏ, at the time of her passing the elder stateswoman of contemporary Korean fiction, opens the door into two “Identical Apartments” where neighbors, bound as much by competition as friendship, struggle to “keep up with the Kims” as they transition from life in an extended family to a new nuclear-family lifestyle in a sterile apartment complex. O Chŏng-hŭi, who has been compared to Joyce Carol Oates and Alice Munro, examines a day in the life of a woman recently released from a mental institution, while younger writers, such as Kim Sagwa, Han Yujoo, and Ch’ŏn Un-yŏng explore psychosis, literary experimentation, and bi-racial childhood. These stories will sometimes disturb and sometimes delight, as they illuminate complex issues in Korean life and literature. Internationally acclaimed translators Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton have won several awards and fellowships for the numerous works of modern Korean fiction they have translated into English.   Source:

  • Hefte für ostasiatische Literatur (55. Schwarzweiß-Fotograf)
    German(Deutsch) Book Available

    Han Yujoo / 한유주 / 2013 / literature > Korean Literature > Reportage, Misc.