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7 Books About North Korea that will Surprise You

16.04.2021

What do we know about North Korean literature? In fact, almost nothing. What about literature about the country itself? The National Library is full of amazing books on the subject that have become rare in stores or have disappeared altogether. Fasten your seat belts: we are starting a long journey to the most mysterious country of our time.

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Missing Girls: The Story Trope We Need

15.04.2021

The disappearance move is almost more common in detective stories and thrillers than finding a dead body in a locked room or investigating serial murders. The main character follows in the footsteps of the lost lover, daughter or close friend, revealing more and more secrets that filled her life along the way. Fascinatingly, isn’t it? Certainly. Just pay attention: the statistics of such literary disappearances has a significant gender preponderance. So why does a woman disappear in every book? Let's take a look at the history of one of the most popular tropes in modern detective fiction.

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Return of the Khraptovich Library

15.04.2021

An official opening of the exhibition “The Khraptovich Library: On the Way Back”, was held in the Book Museum on April 15 where unique exhibits have been displayed for the first time: the 19th century correspondence of the Khraptovich family and the books from their famous library in Shchorsy recovered from abroad.

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