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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
813
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
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
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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