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  • Aufzeichnungen eines Serienmörders
    German(Deutsch) AudioBook

    Kim Young-ha / 김영하 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

    Tierarzt Byongsu Kim (70) ist "pensionierter" Serienmörder. Er verbringt seine Zeit damit, Klassiker zu lesen und Gedichte zu schreiben. Kurz nachdem er in seinem Viertel einem Mann begegnet, den er als seinesgleichen erkennt, wird bei ihm beginnende Demenz diagnostiziert. Um seine Tochter zu beschützen, plant der alte Mann, mit seinem schwindenden Gedächtnis kämpfend, einen letzten Mord. Auszeichnungen zum BUCH Platz 3 Deutscher Krimipreis 2020 (Kategorie International) Platz 2 der Krimibestenliste 2020 Preisträger und Gewinner der Hotlist 2020! Platz 2 der Litprom-Bestenliste Weltempfänger Sommer 2020 Longlist Deutscher Hörbuchpreis 2021 Kategorie: Bester Interpret Hörbuch der Woche: BR 2 Presse zum HÖRBUCH "Das sonore Timbre des Schauspielers Martin Feifel und seine einfühlsame Betonung kreieren ein besonderes Hörerlebnis" (ekz-Besprechungsdienst) "Diese Hörbuch-Produktion setzt allein auf den Erzähler, denn mehr als die Stimme des Schauspielers Martin Feifel braucht es hier auch gar nicht: Er spricht diesen alten Mann, seine leise Verzweiflung und sein Ringen, bei klarem Verstand zu bleiben, so überzeugend, dass man fast Mitleid mit dem Serienmörder bekommt. ... Bis zum Schluss und darüber hinaus lässt einen dieses Hörbuch nicht los. Natürlich, weil der Text an sich stark ist, aber auch weil hier beides passt: die Vorlage und die souveräne Interpretation durch den Schauspieler Martin Feifel." (G. Gruber Deutschlandfunk Kultur) "Der kluge Zugriff auf dieses Thema aus der Betroffenenperspektive heraus ist die eigentliche Stärke der Story. Das Ringen mit einer zerfallenden Welt, die Tricks und Finten, um nicht zu vergessen, und die Gewissheit: "Vor meinem Tod werde ich ein Schwachkopf geworden sein" rühren an und treiben die Handlung in oszillierendem Wettlauf voran." (Sabine Busch-Frank, Passauer neue Presse) Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/8123456?cid=37224

  • Flor negra
    Spanish(Español) Ebook

    Kim Young-ha / 김영하 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

    At the dawn of the 20th century, the world was changed. While in Korea the Japanese invasion began, in Mexico the enequenera industry saw its best time at the expense of the exploitation of the Mayas and Yaquis. In the port of Chemulpo, today Incheon, just over a thousand people embarked for America in search of a better future. They had been promised a job in a distant place called YucatÁn. Once there, in the middle of the Mexican green gold plantations, the dust, the heat and the exhausting days would end up taking away their hopes. En los albores del siglo XX, el mundo estaba cambiado. Mientras que, en Corea la invasiÓn japonesa comenzaba, en MÉxico la industria henequenera veÍa su mejor Época a costa de la explotaciÓn de mayas y yaquis. En el puerto de Chemulpo, hoy Incheon, poco mÁs de mil personas se embarcaron con rumbo a AmÉrica en busca de un futuro mejor. Se les habÍa prometido un trabajo en un lugar lejano llamado YucatÁn. Una vez ahÍ, en medio de las plantaciones del oro verde mexicano, el polvo, el calor y las extenuantes jornadas terminarÍan por arrebatarles las esperanzas. Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/6885810?cid=37224

  • Мемуары убийцы
    Russian(Русский) Ebook

    Ёнха et al / 김영하 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

    Главный герой повести – бывший серийный убийца, оставивший свое занятие двадцать пять лет назад. Тела его жертв захоронены в бамбуковом лесу; его приемная дочь Ынхи является ребенком последней убитой им женщины. Но он вынужден вернуться к кровавому ремеслу. В местности, где живет герой, одно за другим стали происходить убийства, а за Ынхи принялся ухаживать подозрительный молодой человек, разъезжающий на охотничьем джипе. Действительно ли это так или все происходит лишь в воображении теряющего рассудок серийного убийцы?Автор мастерски заставляет читателя сомневаться в реальности описываемых событий. После того как становится известно, что главный герой страдает болезнью Альцгеймера, читатель ближе знакомится с этим семидесятилетним стариком, ведущим отчаянную борьбу за исчезающие воспоминания. Книга, краткие главы которой подобны скоротечной памяти героя, подводит читателя к неожиданному финалу, который переворачивает все предыдущее повествование. Круговорот ускользающих воспоминаний и иллюзий затягивает героя и разрушает возведенное им ненадежное сооружение, до сих пор казавшееся его реальным прошлым.Ким Ёнха – один из самых влиятельных южнокорейских писателей современности, чьи произведения переводятся, издаются и экранизируются во многих странах, включая США, Францию, Германию, Японию, Италию и Нидерланды, а сам автор стал живой легендой корейской литературы. Source: https://lti.overdrive.com/media/5684072?cid=37224

  • Diary of a Murderer And Other Stories
    English(English) Ebook

    Kim Young-ha / 김영하 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

    Kim Byeongsu is losing his mind. Quite literally. He keeps forgetting the little things in life, like basic words, whether or not he has a dog, the last time he killed someone... In his prime, Byeongsu was one of the best murderers around, spending years obsessively trying to perfect his technique, only killing in the pursuit of artistry. And then he gave it all up to be a dedicated father to his adopted-daughter, Eunhui. Now though, suffering from the onset of dementia, he decides to come out of retirement one last time and for one final target: his daughter's boyfriend, who he believes is a serial killer just like him. After all, it takes a one to know one. In other dark and glittering tales, an affair between two childhood friends questions the limits of loyalty and love; a family disintegrates after a baby son is kidnapped and recovered years later; and a wild, erotic pursuit of creativity might just come at the expense of all sanity. 'Filled with the kind of sublime, galvanizing stories that strike like a lightning bolt, searing your nerves' Nylon

  • Your Republic Is Calling You
    English(English) Ebook

    YOUNG-HA KIM / 김영하 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

    This psychological thriller of a North Korean spy living in Seoul is "perhaps the most intriguing and accomplished Korean fiction yet to appear in English" (Kirkus). Foreign film importer Kim Ki-Yong is a family man with a wife and daughter. Living a prosperous life in Seoul, South Korea, he's an aficionado of Heineken, soccer, and sushi. But he is also a North Korean spy who has been living among his enemies for twenty-one years. Then, after more than a decade of silence from the home office, he receives a mysterious email stating that he has one day to return to headquarters. But is the message really from Pyongyang—or has he been discovered? And if the message is real, is he being called home to receive new orders or to be executed for a lack of diligence? Spanning the course of a single day, Your Republic Is Calling You delves deep into a gripping family secret to ask whether we ever truly know the people we love. Mining the political and cultural transformations of South Korea since the 1980s, author Young-ha Kim confronts moral questions on small and large scales. "This intense novel's bristling plot—confined to the events of a single day—ironically echoes that of Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses."—Kirkus Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/EAA90224-36F8-4C3C-B1D1-E221C4D2C624

  • Diary of a Murderer
    English(English) Ebook

    YOUNG-HA KIM / 김영하 / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

    "Filled with the kind of sublime, galvanizing stories that strike like a lightning bolt, searing your nerves . . . It's easy enough to see why Kim . . . is acclaimed as the best writer of his generation; pick up this book and find out for yourself." — Nylon It's been twenty-five years since I last murdered someone, or has it been twenty-six? Diary of a Murderer captivates and provokes in equal measure, exploring what it means to be on the edge—between life and death, good and evil. In the titular novella, a former serial killer suffering from memory loss sets his sights on one final target: his daughter's boyfriend, who he suspects is also a serial killer. In other stories we witness an affair between two childhood friends that questions the limits of loyalty and love; a family's disintegration after a baby son is kidnapped and recovered years later; and a wild, erotic ride about pursuing creativity at the expense of everything else. From "one of South Korea's best and most worldly writers" (NPR), Diary of a Murderer is chilling and high-powered all the way through. "Kim is expert at finding the humanity inside the other, the comedy inside the tragedy, and the twisted within the seemingly normal." — CrimeReads Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/71B038A1-0BFD-4C35-A95A-C507560FF1F1

  • Quién sabe si mañana seguiremos aquí
    Spanish(Español) Ebook

    Kim Young-Ha / 김영하 / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

    Hace veinticinco años que no mata a nadie. Hace tiempo que lo cambió todo por llevar una vida normal. Pero Unji, su hija, lleva días sin pasar por casa y los números del teléfono se desdibujan cuando intenta llamarla. ¿Cómo funcionaba esto exactamente? ¿Cuál era el número? De hecho... ¿a quién quería llamar? Para este asesino en serie retirado, la vejez no es el camino tranquilo que esperaba. Los primeros síntomas del alzhéimer se manifiestan al mismo tiempo que en su barrio comienzan a producirse una serie de crímenes. Alguien está secuestrando y matando a mujeres jóvenes, mujeres como su hija, ahora en paradero desconocido. Y, por si fuera poco, solo hace unos días que esta decidió presentarle a su prometido, un hombre con los ojos fríos como el hielo. En Quién sabe si mañana seguiremos aquí, Kim Young-Ha narra la lucha solitaria de un hombre contra el olvido, una batalla contrarreloj que le enfrenta a las brumas de su memoria para encontrar pistas sobre la desaparición de su hija. Un combate sin aliados en el que ni siquiera se puede fiar de sí mismo. «Nihilismo del bueno, del de toda la vida. Esto es noir coreano.» – Los Angeles Times Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/CD57FB0C-10FA-462D-886B-C45ED60E09C8

  • Black Flower
    English(English) Ebook

    YOUNG-HA KIM / 김영하 / 2017 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

    In 1904, a group of Koreans seeks a new life in Mexico, in this "powerful, sweeping" novel based on a little-known chapter in history (List Magazine). In 1904, facing war and the loss of their nation, more than a thousand Koreans leave their homes for the promise of land in unknown Mexico. After a long sea voyage, these emigrants — thieves and royals, priests and soldiers, orphans and entire families — discover that they have been sold into indentured servitude. Aboard the ship, the orphan Ijeong had fallen in love with a nobleman's daughter, and after the hacendados claim their laborers and the two are separated, he vows to find her. But after years of working in the punishing heat of the henequen fields, the Koreans are caught in the midst of a Mexican revolution... A tale of star-crossed love, political turmoil, and the dangers of seeking freedom in a new world—from an author who is "at the leading edge of a new breed of South Korean writers" (Philadelphia City Paper)—Black Flower is an epic story based on a little-known moment in history. "Can a nation disappear forever?' . . . [In] a tale of collective loss, political revolution and the individual quest for self-determination . . . Kim brings us the souls caught up on the ground of this larger drama." — Minneapolis Star Tribune "Spare and beautiful." —Publishers Weekly, starred review "Readers who remember the historical fiction of Thomas B. Costain, Zoé Oldenbourg and Anya Seton will appreciate [Kim's] extensive research and empathic imagination." —Kirkus Reviews Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/3640230?cid=37224

  • I Hear Your Voice
    English(English) Ebook

    YOUNG-HA KIM / 김영하 / 2017 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

    From one of Korea's literary stars, a novel about two orphans from the streets of Seoul: one becomes the head of a powerful motorcycle gang, and the other follows him at all costs In South Korea, underground motorcycle gangs attract society's castoffs. They form groups of hundreds and speed wildly through cities at night. For Jae and Dongyu, two orphans, their motorcycles are a way of survival. Jae is born in a bathroom stall at the Seoul Express Bus Terminal. And Dongyu is born mute—unable to communicate with anyone except Jae. Both boys grow up on the streets of Seoul among runaway teenagers, con men, prostitutes, religious fanatics, and thieves. After years navigating the streets, Jae becomes an icon for uprooted teenagers, bringing an urgent message to them and making his way to the top of the gang. Under his leadership, the group grows more aggressive and violent—and soon becomes the police's central target. A novel of friendship—worship and betrayal, love and loathing—and a searing portrait of what it means to come of age with nothing to call your own, I Hear Your Voice resonates with mythic power. Here is acclaimed author Young-ha Kim's most daring novel to date. Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/0CE81954-BD6B-43B3-B704-2A72CC3DAF4C

  • Tenho o Direito de Me Destruir
    Portuguese(Português) Ebook

    Kim Young-Ha / 김영하 / 2014 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century

    Num tempo em que a eutanásia e a morte assistida estão na ordem do dia, o narrador anónimo deste romance ajuda pessoas a morrer. Mas não porque se encontrem doentes, simplesmente porque se sentem fartas da vida. Bastam-lhe dois ou três clientes por ano para sobreviver; mas nem sempre se torna fácil encontrá-los e, por isso, é preciso ler muito, viajar, saber de pintura, fazer pesquisa, seguir alguma pista. («As conversas fluirão mais facilmente se eu souber quais as bandas, pintores e escritores que preferem.») Foi assim, de resto, que descobriu a bela e tentadora Se-yeon, que partiu o coração aos dois irmãos que se apaixonaram por ela; e também Mimi, a artista que nunca permitia que a filmassem porque tinha medo de se ver a si mesma. E quem sabe se se tornará sua cliente a rapariga de Hong Kong que conheceu num museu, em Viena, e parecia fugir de um passado terrível? Tomando a paisagem urbana e o ritmo louco de Seul como espelho da vida contemporânea em todo o mundo – e combinando a tensão emocional de Kundera com a angústia existencial de Bret Easton Ellis – Tenho o Direito de Me Destruir, traduzido em mais de dez línguas, inscreve a moderna literatura sul-coreana na tradição internacional e institui Kim Young-ha como a voz mais importante da sua geração.Kim Young-ha nasceu em 1968 em Hwacheon, na Coreia do Sul. Licenciou-se em Gestão na Universidade de Yonsei, Seul, mas acabou por se dedicar à escrita dois anos depois de terminar o curso. Foi professor na Escola de Teatro da Universidade Nacional das Artes da Coreia e teve um programa de rádio sobre livros. Foi professor visitante da Universidade de Columbia, em Nova Iorque, onde residiu. Actualmente, é cronista do International New York Times. Alguns dos seus romances foram adaptados ao cinema. Tenho o Direito de Me Destruir, a sua obra de estreia, venceu o cobiçado Prémio Munhak-dongne na Coreia do Sul. Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/25A6ECAB-3250-4428-A9C2-A3131D06A2E4