Human Acts

A Novel

Han Kang

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Beschreibung

From the internationally bestselling author of The Vegetarian, a "rare and astonishing" (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice.

In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed.

The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho's best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice.

An award-winning, controversial bestseller, Human Acts is a timeless, pointillist portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, extraordinary poetry of humanity.

Shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award
Amazon, 100 Best Books of 2017
The Atlantic, "The Best Books We Read in 2017"
San Francisco Chronicle, "Best of 2017: 100 Recommended Books"
NPR Book Concierge, 2017's Great Reads
Library Journal, "Best Books of 2017"
Huffington Post, "Best Fiction Books of 2017"
Medium, Kong Tsung-gan's "Best Human Rights Books of 2017"

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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 224
Erscheinungsdatum 17.01.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-101-90672-9
Verlag Random House N.Y.
Maße (L/B/H) 21.6/14.9/2.7 cm
Gewicht 381 g

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What is the essence of a person?
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 09.07.2019
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A truly haunting story, which is linked to the author's own life and the Gwangju Uprising (1980s South Korea), meditating on: What is humanity? In how far is cruelty engrained in it? In how far community and conscience? What is the essence of a person and where does it go? How can we learn from history? These and many more impor... A truly haunting story, which is linked to the author's own life and the Gwangju Uprising (1980s South Korea), meditating on: What is humanity? In how far is cruelty engrained in it? In how far community and conscience? What is the essence of a person and where does it go? How can we learn from history? These and many more important, pressing questions are addressed throughout a multitude of previously unheard voices. A moving piece of literature, which is very eloquently written.

Tender, yet shocking
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 18.11.2017

Again novelist Han Kang ('The Vegetarian') created a shocking, yet so tender and touching piece of written art. Her narration of the students uprising in Gwangju 1980 is kind of a portrait of individuals - those who suffer physically as well as those who suffer psychologically. Kangs quiet writing is the perfect form to reme... Again novelist Han Kang ('The Vegetarian') created a shocking, yet so tender and touching piece of written art. Her narration of the students uprising in Gwangju 1980 is kind of a portrait of individuals - those who suffer physically as well as those who suffer psychologically. Kangs quiet writing is the perfect form to remember the cruelty of those dark days.

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