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    The Korean novel that champions the value of ordinary women

    Austraila
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    May 16, 2020
    Kim Jiyoung, the exceptionally average protagonist of Cho Nam-Joo’s novel, is 33, living on the outskirts of Seoul with her husband and infant daughter. She is exhausted by the monotony of cooking, cleaning and child-rearing, and vaguely resentful that she gave up her job at a marketing agency.
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    20 New Books to Gift This Mother’s Day

    U.S.A.
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    May 12, 2020
    If you've been searching for the perfect Mother's Day present , why not give your mom the gift of a good book ? These days, reading is the perfect way to escape to a different world, or even time period, without ever leaving your couch. It might be a while before you and your mom can take that...
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    KOREA: NEW WAVE LITERATURE AS WOMEN’S LIBERATION

    U.S.A.
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    May 7, 2020
    ANDREA PLATE WRITES – (This is the first in an original series about new wave feminist writers in Korea). It was big news in 2016 when the novel Kim Ji-young, 1982, by author Cho Nam-Joo, awakened a semi-somnolent women’s movement in South Korea. The book sold one million copies—only the second...
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    The Great Soul of Siberia In Search of the Elusive Siberian TigerSooyong Park

    There are five races of tiger on our planet and all but one live in tropical regions: the Siberian Tiger Panthera tigris altaica is the exception. Mysterious and elusive, and with only 350 remaining in the wild, the Siberian tiger remains a complete enigma. One man has set out to change this...
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    OUR READING LIST

    U.K.
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    April 25, 2020
    Written by Sue Monk Kidd, the author of The Secret Life of Bees takes readers back to the first century in her novel. It tells the story of rebellious Ana, a teenager who is resisting her marriage to an older widow. He dies before they can be wed and Ana, despite never having known the man, is...
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    The Best New Books This April

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    April 27, 2020
    Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 came out in South Korea in 2016 and blew off the proverbial doors. Kim Jiyoung is presented as an average Korean woman, but when she begins to exhibit multiple personalities, she’s sent to a psychiatrist’s office, where she tells the story of her life. That story is...
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    Words As Resistance: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

    U.K.
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    April 25, 2020
    Revolutions often begin with a single shot ringing out across acres of tense silence or a lone voice raised in the opposite direction to the swarm of noise around it. In America, one woman spoke out to reclaim her truth, and eventually she and had her fellow warriors brought down one of Hollywood’s...
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    Cho Nam-Joo's realistic portrait of a young Korean woman in Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, has caused a stir in Korea

    Australia
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    April 25, 2020
    Is madness a reasonable response to misogyny? This is one of the questions Cho Nam-Joo poses in Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982.
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    ആ നോവൽ വായിച്ച സെലിബ്രിറ്റികളുൾപ്പടെയുള്ള സ്ത്രീകൾ പീഡിപ്പിക്കപ്പെ‌ട്ടു ; അതിനുമാത്രം ആ പുസ്തകത്തിൽ ...

    India
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    April 24, 2020
    ദക്ഷിണ കൊറിയയിലെ കോടതിയില്‍ ഒരു കേസിന്റെ വിചാരണക്കിടയിലേക്കു വലിച്ചിഴയ്ക്കപ്പെട്ട ചെറിയൊരു നോവലുണ്ട്...
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    A coldness that masks a burning rage': South Korea's female writers rise up

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    April 23, 2020
    In May 2016, a 23-year-old South Korean woman was murdered in a public toilet near Gangnam station in Seoul. Her attacker claimed in court that “he had been ignored by women a lot and couldn’t bear it any more”.

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