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    Korean fiction: a bold new wave

    India
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    November 17, 2017
    The South Korean writer Han Kang is a synecdoche of contemporary Korean fiction in translation today. The 2016 Man Booker International Prize can be singled out as an example of a prize that did for a country’s literary market what prizes manifestly do for an individual author: Provide instant...
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    Han Kang’s Novel Is a Politically Tinged Eulogy for a Dead Sister

    U.S.A.
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    February 25, 2019
    “The Vegetarian” and “Human Acts” introduced English-language readers to the explosive fiction of the South Korean writer Han Kang. Although her new novel, “The White Book,” occupies a somewhat quieter register, it too is formally daring, emotionally devastating and deeply political. Its relative...
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    Milena, Milena, Ecstatic

    United Kingdom
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    2019
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Hom Yun's meticulously ordered life of reading books and drinking coffee receives a jolt when a mysterious cultural foundation unexpectedly agrees to fund his film proposal: a blend of fiction and...
    • Book
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    Europa

    U.K
    / / /
    2019
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Inah has been having nightmares. Nightmares of fish bones, fractals, and a marriage that ended under some unnamed violence. Walking the night streets with a man she has known for years, whose...
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    • English

    'The White Book' Finds Beauty In Loss

    U.S.A.
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    Feb. 24, 2019
    Han Kang has been a familiar name to Korean readers for two decades, but it's only recently that English-speaking audiences have been able to read her work. She made her major American debut in 2016, when the English translation of her novel The Vegetarian was released in the States; the horrifying...
    • Article
    • Italian

    I libri tradotti dall’inglese, anche quando non sono stati scritti in inglese

    Italy
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    Jan. 16, 2018
    Per diverse ragioni molte case editrici lo fanno ancora: se ne è parlato di recente per la traduzione italiana della sudcoreana Han Kang, fatta dall'inglese L’edizione 2016 del Man Booker International Prize, il più importante premio letterario britannico dedicato alla narrativa straniera tradotta...
    • Article
    • Portuguese

    Sul-coreana Han Kang renova clichês de comédia em 'A Vegetariana'

    Brazil
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    Nov. 10, 2018
    A paixão muda é a paixão mais angustiante: alguém expande sua interioridade sem compartilhar a dimensão dessa nova intimidade descoberta. Aos poucos, essa paixão muda contagia com pensamentos envenenados as pessoas com quem esse apaixonado divide seu cotidiano. O silêncio dilacera a segurança do...
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    Death, revisited: ‘Where Reasons End,’ by Yiyun Li, and ‘The White Book,’ by Han Kang

    Northern California
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    Feb. 28, 2019
    There is no shortage of books about coping with death. Joan Didion’s devastating account of the year following the demise of her husband, “The Year of Magical Thinking,” comes to mind. Meghan O’Rourke’s “The Long Goodbye,” a memoir about her then-55-year-old mother’s death on Christmas Day in 2008...
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    Han Kang to bury next book for almost 100 years in Norwegian forest

    United Kingdom
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    Aug. 31, 2018
    Prize-winning South Korean author joins Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell as a contributor to Future Library project The world’s most secretive library, currently housed only in the minds of its authors and containing books that will not be read for almost a century, has added a new writer to its...

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