• Book
    • English

    The White Book

    U.K.
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    2017
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    From the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for The Vegetarian From the author of The Vegetarian and Human Acts comes a book like no other. The White Book is a meditation on colour,...
    • Article
    • English

    Book Club: Han Kang’s The Vegetarian and The White Book

    Canada
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    29 March 2020
    Sometimes, at the most random of times, when I am doing something of no importance, I am reminded of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian, and suddenly it’s all I can think about: the memory of Kang’s haunting prose paralyzes me. But, at the same time, when I am stuck in a creative rut, or need a moment of...
    • Article

    The 35 Best Books You've Now Got Time To Read

    U.K.
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    26 Mar 2020
    In the current climate of limited movement, entertainment has hit a new level of importance. While binging some boxsets, marathoning a few feel-good movies and adventuring with video games is, naturally, highly recommended by Empire, it’s good to step away from the screen every now and again...
    • Article
    • Czech

    Knižní výběr Salonu: Vrba, Han Kang, Šimáček a Beran

    Czech Republic
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    31. 3. 2020
    V dnešním knižním výběru Salonu najdete povídky Michala Vrby, nominované na Magnesii Literu za prózu, knihu jihokorejské spisovatelky Han Kang propojenou motivy smrti a bílé barvy, román Jiřího Šimáčka o jednom „prvotřídním hajzlovi“ a taky román Stanislava Berana o sudetské krajině optikou „...
    • Article
    • Spanish

    Los 10 libros que deberías pedir por Amazon (y otras librerías) antes de que no puedas hacerlo

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    12/03/2020
    Estos libros van a llegar a la puerta de tu casa. Amazon se encargará de que novelas y poemarios crucen el umbral. Directo a tus manos. El formato ebook logrará que aparezcan completos en menos de cinco minutos. (..)
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    • English

    Cold, dark and class struggle: An intro to South Korean literature in six books

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    FEBRUARY 26, 2020
    South Korea is not only a hyperliterate society, it’s hyper-literary. Young Poon, one of the largest chaebols, or corporate conglomerates, lists its areas of business as mining, electronics and books. When a K-pop star was recently seen holding a new feminist novel, Cho Nam-joo’s Kim Ji-young, Born...
    • Article
    • English

    Top 10 books about toxic masculinity

    U.K.
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    8 Jan 2020
    Toxic masculinity has become something of a buzz phrase, employed to describe and explain everything from poor dating etiquette to mass shootings and the abuses highlighted by the #MeToo movement. But, as with any buzzword, it is important to be clear in one’s definition. Toxic masculinity can be...
    • Book
    • German

    Deine kalten Hände

    German
    / / /
    2019
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Ein großer Roman über die Einsamkeit der menschlichen Existenz. Eines Tages verschwindet der Bildhauer Jang Unhyong beinahe spurlos. Er hinterlässt seine faszinierenden Gipsabdrücke von Händen und...
    • Book
    • Czech

    Bílá kniha

    Czech Republic
    / / /
    2020
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Bílá kniha je intimní meditací o barvě. Náladu uvozuje výčet bílých věcí: sůl, sníh, led, měsíc, rýže, vlny, magnólie... Zároveň jde o autobiograficky laděné rozjímání nad smrtí vypravěččiny sestry,...
    • Book
    • Spanish

    Blanco

    Spain
    / / /
    2020
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    A partir de la redacción aparentemente banal de una lista de cosas blancas, Han Kang hace un conmovedor ejercicio de introspección, buscando el epicentro de su dolor existencial. En algunas culturas...

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