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The Resource The white book, Han Kang ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith

The white book, Han Kang ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith

Label
The white book
Title
The white book
Statement of responsibility
Han Kang ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
Written while on a writer's residency in Warsaw, a city palpably scarred by the violence of the past, the narrator finds herself haunted by the story of her older sister, who died a mere two hours after birth. A fragmented exploration of white things -- the swaddling bands that were also her shroud, the breast milk she did not live to drink, the blank page on which the narrator herself attempts to reconstruct the story -- unfold in a powerfully poetic distillation. As she walks the unfamiliar, snow-streaked streets, lined by buildings formerly obliterated in the Second World War, their identities blur and overlap as the narrator wonders, 'Can I give this life to you?'. The White Book is a meditation on a colour, on the tenacity and fragility of the human spirit, and our attempts to graft new life from the ashes of destruction
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Korean
Literary form
novels
Target audience
adult
Label
The white book, Han Kang ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Korean: Seoul : Munhak Dongne, 2016
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
p2251024950
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
161 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846276293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The white book, Han Kang ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Korean: Seoul : Munhak Dongne, 2016
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
p2251024950
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
161 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846276293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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