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    Surveying “The Red Years”: making sense of Bandi

    U.S.A
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    September 20, 2019
    The manuscript was yellowing, frayed – so fragile, in fact, that Do Hee-yun thought it might crumble in his hands. This was a hallowed text for a human rights lawyer. Hidden inside a copy of “The Selected Works of Kim Il-Sung,” these loose sheaves of paper represented the first complete collection...
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    The Red Years: Forbidden Poems from Inside North Korea by Bandi - review

    U.K
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    August 28, 2019
    The original bundle of papers also contained some fragmentary poems written on scraps of paper, and it is these that are now being published for the first time in English. Given their fragile state, it has taken time to piece them together. But here they are.
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    告発 : 北朝鮮在住の作家が命がけで書いた金王朝の欺瞞と庶民の悲哀

    Japan
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    2016
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    北朝鮮在住の作家が身内に原稿を託して韓国で発表した体制批判の短編小説集。 命がけで書き上げた7つの短編には北朝鮮という不条理な世界で生きる庶民の悲しみが描かれ、 金体制への激しい怒りが込められている。 Source: https://www.amazon.co.jp
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    Bandi Žaloba

    Czech
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    May 21,2018
    Povídky anonymního autora popisují severokorejskou realitu bez jakéhokoli romantického nádechu boje dobra proti zlu. Jejich protagonisté jsou až nepříjemně autentičtí a nepřibarvení. Všední příběhy snímají výseč světa způsobem, který má blíže dokumentu než fikci, a jen jejich literární forma v nás...
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    BANDI AND SURVIVING NORTH KOREA

    U.S.A.
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    May 5, 2018
    'The Accusation: Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea' unravels seven stories by Bandi, the pseudonym for the writer who still resides in North Korea. Smuggled out by an escaping relative, Bandi’s manuscript was translated by Deborah Smith and is his first and only published book to date...
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    The Globe 100: These are the best books of 2017

    Canada
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    NOV 24, 2017
    THE ACCUSATION by Bandi (tr. Deborah Smith) named one of the Best Books of 2017 by National Post, and earlier last month by The Globe and Mail
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    The Complete NP99: The best books of 2017

    Canada
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    DEC 18, 2017
    THE ACCUSATION by Bandi (tr. Deborah Smith) named one of the Best Books of 2017 by National Post, and earlier last month by The Globe and Mail
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    World Literature Today’s 75 Notable Translations of 2017

    U.S.A.
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    DEC 12, 2017
    Looking back on 2017, it’s easy to declare the year a success for literary translation, which continued to thrive and move in exciting new directions. Resisting again the temptation to expand our list, we offer an admittedly incomplete collection of the year’s English translations. Bandi, The...

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