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    Untold Night and Day — double vision in a twilight Seoul

    U.K.
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    January 31, 2020
    Untold Night and Day — double vision in a twilight Seoul
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    Untold Night and Day by Bae Suah review – surrealism in Seoul

    U.K.
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    Wed 18 Mar 2020
    Born in Seoul in 1965, Bae Suah is one of Korea’s most radical contemporary writers, whose prolific output has won prizes and acclaim both within her home country and abroad. Her fiction is notable for its surrealism, sudden shifts in chronology and lyrical intensity of language, a style no doubt...
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    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...
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    Untold Night and Day

    UK
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    2020
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    For two years, twenty-eight-year-old Kim Ayami has worked at Seoul's only audio theatre for the blind. But now the theatre is shutting down and Ayami’s future is uncertain. Her last shift completed...
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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...
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    Europa

    U.K
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    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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    '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...
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    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...

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