Search Results: "Anny Yi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LONG-HAIRED GIRL by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Des Moines, 1993, etc.) evocatively retells this Chinese folktale, made doubly effective by exceptional tinted woodcuts, artwork that conjures a south Asian landscape with startling power. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tale of courage given impact by the sheer drama that laces the story—the give and take, the frenzied activity, the cleverness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMILE AS THEY BOW by Nu Nu Yi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"An unilluminating look at gay culture and animistic religion in Burma."
The first English translation from the sometimes-censored Burmese author; the book was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEETING WITH MY BROTHER by Yi Mun-yol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Yi's novella complicates our understanding of relations between North and South, warring places so different that reconciliation—to say nothing of reunification—seems impossible."
A modest but quietly controversial look at two very different Koreas, questioning long-held orthodoxies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SON OF MAN by Yi Mun-yol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Think of it as a Korean rejoinder to The Name of the Rose, with some Kazantzakis thrown in for good measure."
A deepening mystery with a religious edge—and a world away from the weak tea of Dan Brown. Read full book review >