Miri Yū


Born
in Yokohama, Japan
June 22, 1968

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Yu Miri is a Zainichi Korean playwright, novelist, and essayist. Yu writes in Japanese, her native language, but is a citizen of South Korea.

Yu was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, to Korean parents. After dropping out of the Kanagawa Kyoritsu Gakuen high school, she joined the Tokyo Kid Brothers (東京キッドブラザース) theater troupe and worked as an actress and assistant director. In 1986, she formed a troupe called Seishun Gogetsutō (青春五月党), and the first of several plays written by her was published in 1991.

In the early 1990s, Yu switched to writing prose. Her novels include Furu Hausu (フルハウス, "Full House", 1996), which won the Noma literary prize for best work by a new author; Kazoku Shinema (家族シネマ, "Family Cinema," 1997), which won
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“Je croyais que la vie était comme un livre, on l'ouvrait à la première page, on passait à la deuxième, on continuait et on arrivait bientôt à la dernière, mais la vie n'a rien à voir avec ce que racontent les livres. Les lettres s'enchaînent, il y a des numéros de page, mais cela n'a ni queue ni tête. Même au-delà de la fin, il n'y a pas de fin.”
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“The crimes of children reproduce themselves, closing their victims in cages built of nightmares.”
Miri Yū

“I thought what a thing of sin poverty was, that there could be nothing more sinful than forcing a small child to lie. The wages of that sin were poverty, a wage which one could not endure, leading one to sin again, and as long as one could not pull oneself out of poverty the cycle would repeat until death.”
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