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    2020
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary poetry
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    Getting Started With Translated Korean Fiction

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    October 4, 2020
    Just as with Japanese fiction , there are as many reasons to love Korean fiction as there are to love the fiction of any culture or country, your own or otherwise. But it can be difficult sometimes to know where to start. Maybe you’re interested in specific aspects of Korean culture. Maybe you just...
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    Maaza Mengiste: 'Knausgård really doesn’t need me as a reader, I can move on'

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    August 21, 2020
    The Booker nominated author on the influence of Homer, struggling with Moby-Dick and feeling changed by Ama Ata Aidoo
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    White Is the Color Somewhere Between Life and Death

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    August 17, 2020
    T he Han Kang I know is a true artist. Someone for whom issues of art, humanity, and the beauty of the world and of people are more pressing and real than awards. Someone who feels and empathizes with the pain of others, who ponders over a question she is asked for days. Someone haunted by history...
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    The novel “The White Book” delicately threads themes of life, innocence, death and grief

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    July 18, 2020
    “Is it because of some billowing whiteness within us, unsullied, inviolate, that out encounters with objects so pristine never fail to leave us moved?” (Page 79, The White Book .) The White Book by Han Kang is a poetic novel that reads almost like a meditation or prayer on the color white. The...
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    16 Thriller Books That'll Give You Instant Goosebumps

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    July 2, 2020
    We’re still a few months out—at least—from being able to get our thrills at amusement parks, sporting events, and escape rooms, but adrenaline junkies still have one place to turn to get their fix: the bookshelf. For fans of heart-pounding stories of crime and suspense, nothing makes for a better...
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    [Audio Book] The White BookHan Kang

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize From Booker Prize-winner and literary phenomenon Han Kang, a lyrical and disquieting exploration of personal grief, written through the prism of the color white While on a writer's residency, a nameless narrator wanders the twin white worlds...
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    EXPERIMENTAL WRITING BY CONTEMPORARY WOMEN AUTHORS

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    June 17, 2020
    The world of experimental writing tends to be very homogenous. The publishing industry gives men, especially white cis straight men, more room to blend genres, push boundaries, and simply be weird in their writing. People in positions of power are more often given the chance to break convention...
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    7 OF THE BEST AND WORST DINNERS AND DINNER PARTIES IN FICTION

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    June 15, 2020
    Whether upscale or casual, planned or spontaneous, dinner is an event at which you’re supposed to behave yourself. This makes it an event ripe for mix-ups, screw-ups, and explosive moments. At the same time, dinners allow for time to bask in the presence of others, cementing memories for years to...

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