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Human Acts- Han Kang translated by Deborah Smith

This novel is an account of the 1980 Gwangju Uprising in South Korea and the massacre and repression which followed. Told from different points of view, the accounts are pieced together like a mosaic and tell us of those who … Continue reading

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The Vegetarian by Han Kang, translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith.

This enigmatic novel, winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2016, deals with familiar themes- abuse, coercion, gender relations, sickness- in the, to me at least, relatively unfamiliar setting of South Korea. The ideas are explored partly through dreams and … Continue reading

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