The Vegetarian

av Han Kang

ISBN 9781846276033

Pris: 149:-

Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more 'plant-like' existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares. In South Korea, where vegetarianism is almost unheard-of and societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision is a shocking act of subversion. Her passive rebellion manifests in ever more bizarre and frightening forms, leading her bland husband to self-justified acts of sexual sadism. His cruelties drive her towards attempted suicide and hospitalisation. She unknowingly captivates her sister's husband, a video artist. She becomes the focus of his increasingly erotic and unhinged artworks, while spiralling further and further into her fantasies of abandoning her fleshly prison and becoming - impossibly, ecstatically - a tree. Fraught, disturbing and beautiful, The Vegetarian is a novel about modern day South Korea, but also a novel about shame, desire and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.

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The Vegetarian

av Han Kang

ISBN 9781846276033

Pris: 149:-

Roman

Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more 'plant-like' existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares. In South Korea, where vegetarianism is almost unheard-of and societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision is a shocking act of subversion. Her passive rebellion manifests in ever more bizarre and frightening forms, leading her bland husband to self-justified acts of sexual sadism. His cruelties drive her towards attempted suicide and hospitalisation. She unknowingly captivates her sister's husband, a video artist. She becomes the focus of his increasingly erotic and unhinged artworks, while spiralling further and further into her fantasies of abandoning her fleshly prison and becoming - impossibly, ecstatically - a tree. Fraught, disturbing and beautiful, The Vegetarian is a novel about modern day South Korea, but also a novel about shame, desire and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.

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The Vegetarian

Han Kang

2016

Stockholms C nedre

En undergiven hustru blir plötsligt hårdnackad vegetarian. En videokonstnär blir besatt av ett födelsemärke. En sinnesjuk syster vill förvandla sig till en träd.Drömskt, krypande oroväckande och riktigt bra! //Astrid

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The Vegetarian

Han Kang

2016

Göteborgs C

Fantastisk roman som inte liknar något annat, och det bästa jag har läst på länge! Brutalt våldsam och sensuellt vacker på samma gång. Läs och förundras!

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The Vegetarian

Han Kang

2016

Västermalmsgallerian

Då och då händer det att jag ramlar över en bok som tar den vanliga läsglädjen till en helt ny nivå där jag påminns om att litteratur och läsning ju är livet. Det här är en sån bok. Lättläst, klar, mörk och full av träd. Läs den! / Karin

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