Media Roundup: Books With Strong Female Characters

In celebration of Women’s History Month, today we are featuring fictional works with strong female characters. In each of these stories, readers experience a place in time through the eyes and experiences of the protagonist(s).

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Media Roundup

There a Petal Silently Falls

Three Stories by Ch’oe Yun

Ch’oe Yun. Translated by Bruce Fulton and Ju-Chan Fulton

Written by a woman, There a Petal Silently Falls, follows the wanderings of a girl traumatized by her mother’s death during the 1980 Kwangju Massacre, in which a reported 2,000 civilians were killed for protesting government military rule.

From the CUP Archive

The Song of Everlasting Sorrow

A Novel of Shanghai

Wang Anyi. Translated by Michael Berry and Susan Chan Egan

The Song of Everlasting Sorrow is a sweeping novel that depicts Shanghai over decades following the main character Wang Qiyaoa —girl born of the longtong. In August we’ll be releasing Wang Anyl’s novel, Fu Ping.

From the CUP Archive

The Man Who Couldn’t Die

The Tale of an Authentic Human Being

Olga Slavnikova. Translated by Marian Schwartz

New from the Russian Library series, The Man Who Couldn’t Die paints a portrait of the chaos of early-1990s Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In this work, the wife and stepdaughter of a paralyzed veteran conceal the Soviet Union’s collapse from him in order to keep him—and his pension—alive until it turns out the tough old man has other plans.

In the News

From the CUP Archive

Kiku’s Prayer

A Novel

Endō Shūsaku. Translated by Van C. Gessel

Although Kiku’s Prayer is written by a man, it is told through the eyes of Kiku, a self-assured young woman from a rural Japanese village who falls in love with Seikichi, a devoted Catholic man.

In the News

From the CUP Archive

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