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

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    The Hole by Pye-young Pyun

    USA
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    NOV 02, 2017
    The Hole, by Hye-young Pyun, one of South Korea’s most notable writers, embarks on an intriguing premise. What happens when a successful life is destroyed after a terrible accident? And if the responsibility for this accident lies with the sole survivor: the dead woman’s husband? These complex...
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    Two Poems from Korea

    USA
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    November, 2017
    WLT introduces two poems from Korea, <An Encouragement> by An-Jin, Yoo and <Hope Is Lonely> by Seung-Hee, Kim.
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    Istanbul Book Fair opens at TÜYAP

    Turkey
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    NOV 03, 2017
    The 36th International Istanbul Book Fair is set to open on Nov. 4. The fair is hosting South Korea as the Guest of Honor to celebrate its 36th year. Leading South Korean authors will meet with their readers at the book fair.
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    Ko Un, le poète qui réunit les deux Corées

    Suisse
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    NOV 04, 2017
    Ko Un, le poète qui réunit les deux Corées Tour à tour moine bouddhiste, résistant sous la dictature militaire et aujourd’hui, grande figure nationale, éminemment nobélisable, l’écrivain est traduit dans de nombreuses langues. «La première personne est triste» paraît enfin en français
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    The White Book by Han Kang review – the fragility of life

    England
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    NOV 02, 2017
    Han Kang, the author of 'The Vegetarian' has written a powerful autobiographical meditation on the life and death of a newborn sister. 'The White Book' is a fragmented autobiographical meditation on the death of the unnamed narrator’s baby sister, who died two hours after her birth. Han wisely...
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    Chuyến phiêu lưu về miền cổ tích

    Vietnam
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    NOV 08, 2017
    <Book Review> Bạn đọc nhỏ tuổi sẽ có một cuộc hành trình vô cùng hấp dẫn tới nhiều danh thắng của châu Âu. Ở đó, chúng ta sẽ cùng khám phá bí mật ẩn đằng sau những câu chuyện cổ nổi tiếng. Mỗi tác phẩm là một cuộc hành trình dài để những người bạn nhỏ khẳng định cái tôi, tìm kiếm sự tự do và...
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    La poésie (11) – La poésie coréenne médiévale et classique (5)

    Korea
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    OCT 17, 2017
    « Le Saule aux dix mille rameaux », anthologie de la poésie coréenne médiévale et classique – poèmes traduits, présentés et annotés par Ok-sung Ann-Baron, en collaboration avec Jean-François Baron – parue aux éditions UNESCO en 2005.
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    «Le zen est comme une famille lointaine de la poésie» Entretien avec Ko Un

    France
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    OCT 13, 2017
    Le vent vif descend des collines, se glisse par la fenêtre et la porte entrouvertes. Le courant d’air traverse l’imposante bibliothèque bureau et emporte des feuilles volantes manuscrites. C’est l’antre de Ko Un, poète sud-coréen lu, reconnu et respecté dans un pays qui vénère la poésie et les...
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    Novel on taboo Jeju massacre fills gap in South Korea history

    Japan
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    OCT 16, 2017
    For more than two decades, Kim Sok-pom risked repercussions from South Korean nationalists by writing a novel about a taboo subject that scarred the Korean Peninsula 70 years ago. The 91-year-old Zainichi Korean writer, who was born in Osaka, is now in the spotlight in South Korea for his “Kazanto...
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    Greider: Från Värmland till Katalonien med Ko Un

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    OCT 04, 2017
    [Opinion] “ Ko Un deserves the Nobel Prize ” by Göran Greider (editor of dalademokraten) Mollys café, i Karlstad. På bron över Klarälven berättade en kvinna att det faktiskt finns ett café i stan där man får ta med sig hund. Jag skyndar dit. Har just anlänt med lokaltåget från Torsby. På...

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