Atenție, fani K-Pop! Avem cărțile potrivite pentru voi! Am răscolit nițel Internetul și am căutat cărțile care i-au influențat pe artiștii voștri preferați, cărți pe care le vedem ecranizate pe ritmurile muzicii k-pop și chiar și câteva titluri ce vă vor purta mai profund în cultura coreeană. Iată câteva sugestii pentru voi sau, wink-wink, pentru fanii acestui gen muzical, cărora le puteți face un cadou de Crăciun.
În primul rând, (drumroll!), cartea despre membrii BTS!
BTS is the breakthrough K-pop band. For the first time, this unofficial biography tells the story of the Korean boy band with a global army of fans, who have propelled their heroes to the top of the charts all over the world. K-pop is a growing phenomenon in the West, and over the last few years, as a result, it has steadily gathered a huge global following. With their talent, dedication, good looks, fabulous choreography, and catchy blend of pop, hip hop and RnB, BTS are leading the advance.
Câteva titluri clasice ce au influențat piese muzicale k-pop
Demian is a coming-of-age story that follows a young boy’s maturation. He grapples with good and evil, lightness and darkness, and forges alternatives to the ever-present corruption and suffering that he sees all around him. Crucial to this development are his relationships with a series of older mentors, of who the titular Demian is the most charismatic, otherworldly and ultimately influential.
2. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
Kafka Tamura runs away from home at fifteen, under the shadow of his father’s dark prophecy. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down. As their parallel odysseys unravel, cats converse with people; fish tumble from the sky; a ghost-like pimp deploys a Hegel-spouting girl of the night; a forest harbours soldiers apparently un-aged since World War II. There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle – one of many which combine to create an elegant and dreamlike masterpiece.
3. Owl Service – Alan Garner
Alison discovers the dinner service in the attic, with its curious pattern of floral owls, she sets a a chain of events in progress that is to effect everybody’s lives. Relentlessly, Alison, her step-brother Roger and Welsh boy Gwyn get involved into the replay of a tragic Welsh legend – a modern drama played out against a background of ancient jealousies. As the tension mounts, it becomes apparent that only by accepting and facing the situation can it be resolved.
4. Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
Featuring an ordinary man who wakes up to find himself turned into a giant cockroach, Kafka’s masterpiece of unease and black humor, Metamorphosis, is brought together here with the best of his short stories.
5. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
A story of respectable Dr Jekyll’s strange association with ‘damnable young man’ Edward Hyde; the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer; and the final revelation of Hyde’s true identity is a exploration of humanity’s basest capacity for evil.
Câteva titluri din cultura coreeana și asiatică
1. Human Acts – Han Kang
Gwangju, South Korea, 1980. In the wake of a viciously suppressed student uprising, a boy searches for his friend’s corpse, a consciousness searches for its abandoned body, and a brutalised country searches for a voice. In a sequence of interconnected chapters the victims and the bereaved encounter censorship, denial, forgiveness and the echoing agony of the original trauma.
2. Please Look After Mother – Kyong-Sook Shin
It is the story of So-nyo, a wife and mother, who has lived a life of sacrifice and compromise. In the past she suffered a stroke, leaving her vulnerable and often confused. While travelling from the Korean countryside to Seoul, So-nyo is separated from her husband. As her children and husband search the streets, they recall So-nyo’s life, and, furthermore, all they have left unsaid. Through their piercing voices, we begin to discover the desires, heartaches, and secrets she harboured within.
3. Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly – Sun-mi Hwang
This is the story of a hen named Sprout. No longer content to lay eggs on command only to have them carted off to the market, she glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild-and to hatch an egg of her own.
4. The Vegetarian – Han Kang
Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more ‘plant-like’ existence, decides to become a vegetarian. In South Korea, where vegetarianism is almost unheard-of and societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye’s decision is a shocking act of subversion. Fraught, disturbing and beautiful, The Vegetarian is a novel about modern day South Korea, but also a novel about shame, desire and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.
5. White Chrysanthemum – Mary Lynn Bracht
Look for your sister after each dive. Never forget. If you see her, you are safe.’Hana and her little sister Emi are part of an island community of haenyeo. These are women who make their living from diving deep into the sea off the southernmost tip of Korea.One day Hana sees a Japanese soldier heading for where Emi is guarding the day’s catch on the beach. Her mother has told her again and again never to be alone with one. Terrified for her sister, Hana swims as hard as she can for the shore. Hence begins the story of two sisters suddenly and violently separated by war.
Câteva cărți care credem că se potrivesc muzicii k-pop
1. The Sun is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon
I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Certainly not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.
2. Tiny Pretty Things – Charaipotra Sona
Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school, have seen their fair share of drama. Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dance-but the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette’s desire to escape the shadow of her ballet-star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. Perfectionist June needs to land a lead role or her mother will put an end to her dreams. When every dancer is both friend and foe. The girls will sacrifice, manipulate, and finally, backstab to be the best of the best.
3. Dragon Springs Road – Janie Chang
In 1908, Jialing is only seven years old when she is abandoned in the courtyard of a once-lavish estate near Shanghai. Jialing is zazhong-Eurasian-and faces a lifetime of contempt from both Chinese and Europeans. Without her mother’s protection, she can survive only if the estate’s new owners, the Yang family, agree to take her in. Jialing finds allies in Anjuin, the eldest Yang daughter, and Fox, an animal spirit who has lived in the haunted courtyard for centuries. But Jialing’s life as the Yangs’ bondservant changes unexpectedly as a result of her befriending a young English girl who then mysteriously vanishes.
4. History is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera
OCD-afflicted seventeen-year-old, Griffin, has just lost his first love – his best friend, ex-boyfriend and the boy he believed to be his ultimate life partner – in a drowning accident. In a desperate attempt to hold onto every last piece of the past, a broken Griffin forges a friendship with Theo’s new college boyfriend whose name is Jackson. Because Griffin will stop at nothing to learn every detail of Theo’s new college life, and ultimate death. But as the grieving pair grows closer, readers will question Griffin’s own version of the truth – both in terms of what he’s willing to hide, and what true love ultimately means…
5. Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction.
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