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The Vegetarian

About the E-Books

Title Sub
A Novel
Author
Han Kang
Co-Author
-
Translator
Deborah Smith
Publisher
Random House Publishing Group
Published Year
2016
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification

KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Original Title
채식주의자
Romanization of Original
Chaesikjuuija
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9780553448191
Page
-
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • Han Kang
  • Birth : 1970 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Kang
  • Family Name : Han
  • Korean Name : 한강
  • ISNI : 0000000054537103
  • Works : 160
About the Original Work
  • 채식주의자
  • Author : Han Kang
  • Published Year : 2007
  • English Title : The Vegetarian
More About the Original Work
Descriptions -
  • English(English)

WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE • “[Han] Kang viscerally explores the limits of what a human brain and body can endure, and the strange beauty that can be found in even the most extreme forms of renunciation.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Ferocious.”—The New York Times Book Review (Ten Best Books of the Year)
“Both terrifying and terrific.”—Lauren Groff
“Provocative [and] shocking.”—The Washington Post

Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams—invasive images of blood and brutality—torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether. It’s a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home. As her husband, her brother-in-law and sister each fight to reassert their control, Yeong-hye obsessively defends the choice that’s become sacred to her. Soon their attempts turn desperate, subjecting first her mind, and then her body, to ever more intrusive and perverse violations, sending Yeong-hye spiraling into a dangerous, bizarre estrangement, not only from those closest to her, but also from herself. 
 
Celebrated by critics around the world, The Vegetarian is a darkly allegorical, Kafka-esque tale of power, obsession, and one woman’s struggle to break free from the violence both without and within her.

One of the Best Books of the Year—BuzzFeed, Entertainment Weekly, Wall Street Journal, Time, Elle, The Economist, HuffPost, Slate, Bustle, The St. Louis Dispatch, Electric Literature, Publishers Weekly

Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/3C36DBC4-1DBE-4D85-9E5D-0A3D54457A4F

Translated Books61 See More

  • Romanian(Română) Book
    Vegetariana
    Han Kang / 한강 / 2021 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Romanian(Română) Book
    Vegetariana
    Han Kang / 한강 / 2016 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Finnish(Suomi) Book
    Vegetaristi
    Han Kang / 한강 / 2018 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century