Tag Archives: Han Kang

When it’s hard to find words, ‘The White Book’ by Han Kang

My recent posts have been seasonally themed, in as much as V and Lanark work with my annual temptation to escape winter into imaginative flights of fancy.  Han Kang’s meditation on mourning is something else entirely. I read this book … Continue reading

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Two Short Japanese Books (and Food, Lots of Food): ‘Kitchen’ by Banana Yoshimoto (1987) and ‘Strange Weather in Tokyo’ by Hiromi Kawakami (2012)

I don’t want to go for glib connections within foreign fiction, but I’ve been really struck by two books that were placed high-up on my 2016 reading pile. Yoshimoto’s ‘Kitchen’ and Kawakami’s ‘Strange Weather in Tokyo’ both left me with … Continue reading

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The Korean ‘A Little Life’: Human Acts by Han Kang (2016)

Kang’s ‘The Vegetarian‘ was one of my top reads from 2016.  It was great to know that I wasn’t alone; for much of the year ‘The Vegetarian’ has featured on the ‘staff picks’ and ‘best read’ sections of my favourite bookshops, … Continue reading

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The Vegetarian, by Han Kang (2015)

I want to start this blog by thanking all of the bookshops that displayed ‘The Vegetarian’ so prominently on their shelves.  I’m fairly certain this is why I picked it up, and so I can credit them for introducing me to one … Continue reading

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