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About the Original Works

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Original Title
Title Romanization
Huin
Title Sub
the elegy of whiteness
English Title
The White Book
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
Author
Han Kang
Co-Author
-
Published Year
2016
Publisher
문학동네
ISBN
9788954640718
Anthology
-
Main Characters
The narrator, her older sister
Subject/Theme
Life and death; boundaries; finite world; mourning

About the Author

  • Han Kang
  • Birth : 1970 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Kang
  • Family Name : Han
  • Korean Name : 한강
  • ISNI : 0000000054537103
  • Works : 91
Plot

The narrator leaves Korea for a writer’s residency and arrives in a foreign city, where she knows no one. She lives with memories of past sadness, including a death that she has not been able to mourn properly. In this city, she finally resolves to address a long-neglected grief.

Descriptions - 2 Languages
  • Korean(한국어)
  • English(English)

2018년에 출간된 한 강의 장편소설이다. 작품은 삶과 죽음에 관한 작가의 감각을 '흰 것'이라는 매개를 통해 서술하고 있다. 작가는 삶과 죽음의 경계를 허물어 유한한 세계를 무한의 세계로 확장시키고 동시에 슬픔과 고통 속에 놓인 인간을 다른 세계로 나아가게 만든다.

This novel by Han Kang was published in 2018. It describes life and death through the medium of the color white. 

Translated Books14 See more

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

E-Books & Audiobooks4 See more

  • German(Deutsch) Ebook
    Weiß
    Han Gang / Han Gang / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • English(English) Ebook
    The White Book
    Han Kang / Han Kang / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • English(English) AudioBook
    [Audio Book] The White Book
    Han Kang / Han Kang / 2018 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century