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The White Book

About the E-Books

Author
Han Kang
Co-Author
-
Translator
Deborah Smith
Publisher
Random House Publishing Group
Published Year
2019
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Original Title
Romanization of Original
Huin
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9780525573081
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 : 92
About the Original Work
  • Author : Han Kang
  • Published Year : 2016
  • English Title : The White Book
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize

From Booker Prize-winner and literary phenomenon Han Kang, a lyrical and disquieting exploration of personal grief, written through the prism of the color white

While on a writer's residency, a nameless narrator wanders the twin white worlds of the blank page and snowy Warsaw. THE WHITE BOOK becomes a meditation on the color white, as well as a fictional journey inspired by an older sister who died in her mother's arms, a few hours old. The narrator grapples with the tragedy that has haunted her family, an event she colors in stark white—breast milk, swaddling bands, the baby's rice cake-colored skin—and, from here, visits all that glows in her memory: from a white dog to sugar cubes.

As the writer reckons with the enormity of her sister's death, Han Kang's trademark frank and chilling prose is softened by retrospection, introspection, and a deep sense of resilience and love. THE WHITE BOOK—ultimately a letter from Kang to her sister—offers powerful philosophy and personal psychology on the tenacity and fragility of the human spirit, and our attempts to graft new life from the ashes of destruction.

Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/37612f0f-29d4-49b9-95cf-165bbce29549

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  • Vietnamese(Tiếng Việt) Book
    Trắng
    Han Kang / 한강 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Finnish(Suomi) Book
    Valkoinen kirja
    Han Kang / 한강 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Turkish(Türkçe) Book
    Beyaz Kitap
    Han Kang / 한강 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century