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The Resource Human acts : a novel, Han Kang ; translated from the Korean and introduced by Deborah Smith

Human acts : a novel, Han Kang ; translated from the Korean and introduced by Deborah Smith

Label
Human acts : a novel
Title
Human acts
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Han Kang ; translated from the Korean and introduced by Deborah Smith
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
Gwangju, South Korea, 1980. In the wake of a viciously suppressed student uprising, a boy searches for his friend's corpse, a consciousness searches for its abandoned body, and a brutalised country searches for a voice. In a sequence of interconnected chapters the victims and the bereaved encounter censorship, denial, forgiveness and the echoing agony of the original trauma. Human Acts is a universal book, utterly modern and profoundly timeless. Already a controversial bestseller and award-winning book in Korea, it confirms Han Kang as a writer of immense importance
Member of
Summary
Follows the aftermath of a young boy's shocking death during a violent student uprising as told from the perspectives of the event's victims and their loved ones
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
Awards note
Winner of the English Pen award.
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10547895
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kang, Han
Dewey number
895.735
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Korean
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1987-
  • 1970-
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Smith, Deborah
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Censorship
  • Bereavement
  • Korean fiction
  • Student protesters
  • Democratization
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea (South)
Target audience
adult
Label
Human acts : a novel, Han Kang ; translated from the Korean and introduced by Deborah Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
The book was originally published as "Sony©Œon i onda" in 2014 by Changbi Publishers, Inc
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057077950
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781846275968
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
12501822
System control number
(OCoLC)920738939
Label
Human acts : a novel, Han Kang ; translated from the Korean and introduced by Deborah Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
The book was originally published as "Sony©Œon i onda" in 2014 by Changbi Publishers, Inc
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057077950
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781846275968
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
12501822
System control number
(OCoLC)920738939

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