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    The DwarfCho Se-hee

    The dark side of South Korea's "economic miracle" emerges in The Dwarf , Cho Se-hui's enormously popular and critically acclaimed work. First published in 1978, it speaks to the painful social costs of reckless industrialization, even as it tellingly portrays the spiritual malaise of the newly rich...
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    10 WORKS OF KOREAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION FOR FANS OF PARASITE

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    March 2, 2020
    If you loved the critically acclaimed and astonishing film Parasite—directed by Bong Joon-ho, with a screenplay cowritten by Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won—and you’re looking for more great Korean artistry to scratch that itch, look no further than the incredible books in translation coming out of...
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    Liz Murray's Reviews : Mina

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    Nov 27, 2018

    I met Kim Sagwa at the Litquake festival in San Francisco and I loved her expression and dark sense of humor. This definitely comes across in Mina. It is so dark, and not laugh out loud funny, but there is something about the way the story unfolds. You do not want to read spoilers as the ending...

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    Paul Fulcher's Reviews : Mina

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    Aug 11, 2018

    A’s mouth is moving. I’ve been working with her on a project for three months. The day I met her she introduced herself as a branding consultant, and damned if her business card didn’t say exactly that. And then she launched into a spiel about all her whoopity-do degrees, parading her education...

  • mina

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    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Kim’s English-language debut shines a light on the unique pressures faced by Korean teenagers, and the darker sides of adolescent rage. Outwardly, Crystal seems like an average teen: clever,...
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    MINA by Sagwa Kim, Bruce Fulton, Ju Chan Fulton

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    Oct 9, 2018
    Book Review : Kim Swagwa's Englsih translation <MINA 미나> Kim’s English debut is a descent into the dark world of a teenage girl.
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    Save the date: Litquake brings major authors (and parties) to San Francisco this fall

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    Aug 20, 2018
    The South Korean author (who has been compared to Jack Kerouac) comes to Litquake on behalf of her novel, Mina, as part of Litquake’s Words Around the World international series at Swedish American Hall on October 13.
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    Kim Sagwa: Mina With Don Mee Choi and Translators Bruce and Ju-chan Fulton

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    Oct, 2018
    Kim Sagwa is a rising young South Korean writer who's won multiple awards and was granted a three-year residency in the USA as an "Alien of Extraordinary Ability in the Arts." Her new novel, Mina, is about a frantic teenager driven to distraction by pressures of school and society. She'll be joined...
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    ‘mina’ chronicles the unspoken tolls a highly competitive South Korean society has on its youth

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    Oct 9, 2018
    Introduction of Kim Sagwa's English translation of <MINA = 미나>
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    Book Review : Mina / Kim Sagwa

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    Kim Sagwa’s psychological and observant Mina follows two young women trying to navigate their society.

     

    Introverted, passive, and introspective, Mina mourns a childhood friend who committed suicide in the best way she knows how: by locking herself in a closet and drowning her...

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