Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, + No Import Fees Deposit & $11.63 Shipping to Germany. Absolutely breathtaking and the writing.... it stays with you! This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Dong-ho is only 15 years old when he's violently killed during the 1980 Gwangju Uprising in South Korea. Something went wrong. 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. Instead of who won and what the political repercussions were, it focuses on the experience of those present. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Hard to follow characters and switches at times--and where the story is headed. The details of brutality and bestiality written with restraint while constantly raising questions about the capacity of human beings to kill and kill and brutalize other humans. More Information . I read this novel while I was in Korea and it affected me deeply. 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. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Please try again. This is a close-up of Gwangju's democracy movement, which resulted in tragedy but, ultimately, victory. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 16, 2016. I like how it wasn't too complicated and the plots and accounts weren't too hard to follow. The Vegetarian is also an amazing book :). I'm still thunderstruck by the second chapter!....I did read Han Kang's prose winning novel - "The Vegetarian" and was amazed how much intensity could be translated thru an unorthodox writing style. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Relentlessly oppressive tale of political repression, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 25, 2018. I'm glad I purchased it and I would recommend people to read it too. The city and the entire country today celebrate the courage and commitment of Gwangju's dissidents. An outstanding book - despite it's huge economic role (many products in our households and daily lives are Korean) - South Korea is relatively unknown to most westerners beyond its food and it's belligerent northern neighbour. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. 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. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. An Amazon Best Book of January 2017: Han Kang, author of the Man Booker Prize-winning The Vegetarian, is back with a new novel that is as poetic as it is disturbing, profound as it is intimate, brave as it is brilliant.This is a story seeped in South Korean history but rooted in the stronghold of humanity. An important book to remind us of our capacity for evil which we must all guard against. Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2018. Hardcover – Deckle Edge, January 17, 2017. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Book Riot “Han Kang’s first novel to appear in English, The Vegetarian, was one of the most jarring works of fiction we’ve read in a while. In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed. I wanted to learn a bit more about the students movements and certain accounts of the Korean movement and this book was great. A haunting account of sustained brutality towards essentially defenseless dissenters in a modern democracy. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. A true story, the massacre of innocent civilians in Gwngju city, Korea, by military forces loyal to an insecure president. Wow. There's a problem loading this menu right now. 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The tale a brutally brought to life through the voices of different experiences, each narrative clear and harrowing. This set of stories/chapters places you inside the minds (even the souls) of characters present at the slaughter that played out in Kwangju in May 1980. I think the book is particularly special because of the juxtaposition of the beauty of the author’s fluid prose and the grim subject matter. It lacerates, it haunts, it dreams, it mourns... ‘Human Acts’ is, in equal parts, beautiful and urgent."—. 1980 ... often hazy recollection which is the type of memory most common in Han Kang’s book. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Highly recommended. Han Kang – Human Acts.

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