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

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

Label
Human acts : a novel
Title
Human acts
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kang Han ; translated from the Korean and introduced by Deborah Smith
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
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-hos 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
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Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • January 01, 2017
  • November 01, 2016
  • October 15, 2016
  • January 01, 2017
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • BookPage
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Han, Kang
Dewey number
895.73/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL992.26.K36
LC item number
S6613 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Deborah
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democratization
  • Korea (South)
Label
Human acts : a novel, Kang Han ; translated from the Korean and introduced by Deborah Smith
Instantiates
Publication
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
BRDBD17003184
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781101906729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101906729
  • (OCoLC)948088278
Label
Human acts : a novel, Kang Han ; translated from the Korean and introduced by Deborah Smith
Publication
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
BRDBD17003184
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781101906729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101906729
  • (OCoLC)948088278

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