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An enthralling read

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Article
https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/an-enthralling-read/
Journal
myRepublica
Issued Date
September 27, 2019
Page
-
Language
English(English)
Country
NEPAL
City
-
Book
The Vegetarian
Writer
Han Kang
Translator
Deborah Smith

About the Author

  • Han Kang
  • Birth : 1970 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Kang
  • Family Name : Han
  • Korean Name : 한강
  • ISNI : 0000000054537103
  • Works : 92
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

The Vegetarian, a novel written by South Korean writer Han Kang, was published in 2007. Its English translation, however, was made available only in 2015, following which it has managed to make a big global impact. The novel is actually based on a short story Kang had written back in 1997 called ‘The Fruit of My Woman’. The novel follows the story of a part-time graphic artist and homemaker Yeong-hye whose life takes a drastic and dramatic turn after a nightmare results in her becoming a vegetarian.

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