The Library provides a collection of international press releases on Korean writers and their works.

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    Min Jin Lee: 'History has failed almost everybody who is ordinary'

    U.K.
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    Aug 1, 2018
    Min Jin Lee, whose writings wrestle with race, class, diaspora, religion and love, is one of the 200 honorees whose modern-day work best embodies Frederick Douglass’s legacy of social change.
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    Min Jin Lee «Πατσίνκο»

    Greece
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    Nov 23, 2018
    Με στοιχεία που θυμίζουν τα μυθιστορήματα του Τσαρλς Ντίκενς και του Λέων Τολστόι, η αφήγηση της Min Jin Lee εκτείνεται σε βάθος τεσσάρων γενεών, περιγράφοντας τους απέλπιδους αγώνες και τους σκληρά κερδισμένους θριάμβους μιας οικογένειας μεταναστών στην Ιαπωνία.
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    ‘The Incendiaries’ is the most buzzed-about debut of the summer, as it should be

    U.S.A.
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    Jul 23, 2018
    “The Incendiaries” is a sharp little novel as hard to ignore as a splinter in your eye. You keep blinking at these pages, struggling to bring the story into some comforting focus, convinced you can look past its unsettling intimations. But R.O. Kwon, the 35-year-old Korean American author, doesn’t...
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    “La moglie coreana” di Min Jin Lee, la recensione

    Italy
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    Nov 5, 2018
    La vita è come il gioco d’azzardo, si continua a scommettere anche se le palline sono truccate, anche se molti non fanno che perdere. “Pachinko” si chiama un gioco d’azzardo giapponese molto diffuso nel dopoguerra, e Pachinko è anche il titolo originale del romanzo di Min Jin Lee, pubblicato in...
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    Min Jin Lee, in Hong Kong, talks about her hit novel Pachinko, learning from wise people, and yearning for Korean recognition

    Hong Kong
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    Nov 13, 2018
    Min Jin Lee is having a good day in Hong Kong. It’s the Korean American writer’s birthday and she has just stepped off a flight from New York. She has the happy glow of someone who has been nominated for a top literary prize.
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    Min Jin Lee – La moglie coreana – Piemme

    Italy
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    Nov 10, 2018
    Eppure noi continuavamo a giocare.» Corea, anni Trenta.Quando Sunja sale sul battello che la porterà a Osaka, in Giappone, verso una vita di cui non sa nulla, non immagina di star cambiando per sempre il destino del figlio che porta in grembo e delle generazioni a venire. Sa solo che non...
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    PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellers

    Canada
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    Nov 8, 2018
    Min Jin Lee's <Pachinko>, selected PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellers
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    How feminist book 'Kim Ji-young' became million-seller

    Republic of Korea
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    Dec 2, 2018
    "Kim Ji-young Born in 1982," a novel describing the life of an ordinary Korean housewife on a career break, has sold 1 million copies as of Nov. 27, just over two years after its release in October 2016.
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    百萬小說刻劃女性血淚

    Hong Kong
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    Nov 30, 2018
    韓國作家趙南柱的小說《82年生的金智英》,以一個連名字也平凡過人的三十多歲角色金智英,帶出身為韓國女性在社會面對的歧視,以及因性別待遇不平等而在人生中承受的莫名苦難。小說推出後不但橫掃各大書店暢銷書榜,更引發社會熱議,不少女性讀者深表共鳴,同情金智英的遭遇的同時,也在小說中找到自己的身影。
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    【飽讀好書】82年生的金智英

    Taiwan
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    May 20, 2018
    為什麼你該讀這本書 這本書宛如人生現場直播,述說女性在社會中所感受到的一連串恐懼、疲憊、錯愕、驚嚇、混亂與挫折,以詳細的統計資料、文獻報導來支持,那些至今被許多女性認為只是日常、不特別認為有什麼問題的事,其實是各種無形的性別歧視不斷制約和壓抑女性的人生。

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