Psychosocial The Vegetarian: A Novel by Han Kang

Thảo luận trong 'Sách tiếng nước ngoài' bắt đầu bởi Đoàn Trọng, 28/1/17.

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    • Paperback: 208 pages
    • Publisher: Hogarth; Reprint edition (August 23, 2016)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1101906111
    • ISBN-13: 978-1101906118
    A beautiful, unsettling novel about rebellion and taboo, violence and eroticism, and the twisting metamorphosis of a soul

    Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams—invasive images of blood and brutality—torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether. It’s a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home. As her husband, her brother-in-law and sister each fight to reassert their control, Yeong-hye obsessively defends the choice that’s become sacred to her. Soon their attempts turn desperate, subjecting first her mind, and then her body, to ever more intrusive and perverse violations, sending Yeong-hye spiraling into a dangerous, bizarre estrangement, not only from those closest to her, but also from herself.

    Celebrated by critics around the world, The Vegetarian is a darkly allegorical, Kafka-esque tale of power, obsession, and one woman’s struggle to break free from the violence both without and within her.


    New York Times Book Review, "10 Best Books of 2016"
    — Huffington Post, The 18 Best Fiction Books of 2016
    Economist, Books of the Year 2016

    Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize
     

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