흰 | The White Book 2016, Novel. The following is from Han Kang's novel, The White Book, a meditation on the color white, as well as a fictional journey inspired by an older sister who died in her mother’s arms, a few hours old. The White Book by Han Kang review. English: The White Book Korean literary superstar Han Kang writes about the sister she has never met: When her mother was 22, she was living in a remote area and gave birth to a premature little girl who died after a few hours. Details. Told in a series of very short musings on different white things, Han Kang circles her own grief and Warsaw’s scarred history in a way that I found absolutely moving. The White Book is not a novel; it’s a collection of mostly one-page mini-essays, almost meditations, on things that are white. Trans. But do we need to? About this book . by Han Kang (ISBN: 9781846276958) from Amazon's Book Store. The White Book Han Kang . In a sequence of interconnected chapters… FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 35. It's a delicate book, hard to know, impossible to pin down, but it's filled with some of Han's best writing to date. Taschenbuch. This book is something you live and feel, and all of this is created by its use of empty space. Sometimes, at the most random of times, when I am doing something of no importance, I am reminded of Han Kang’s The … At its most engaging, the writing edges close to becoming a brilliant psychogeography of grief, moving as it does between place, history and memory. I really enjoyed the previous two novels I read by Han Kang and was looking forward to reading this. The narrator proceeds to make a list of the white things that are directly or obliquely in conversation with her sister’s death and life: swaddling bands, salt, rice, bones, pills, hair, breast milk, fog ... She hopes that the process of writing “would be transformative, would itself transform, into something like white ointment applied to a swelling, like gauze laid over a wound”. This book is a series of very short chapters consisting of meditation-like bursts of thoughts. The White Book by Han Kang Paperback CDN$ 15.42. Kang has created a beautifully meditative exploration of grief from a distance. "The White Book is Han Kang's most experimental fictional work to date. Han Kang. A short and intensely personal and poetic meditation but a very difficult one to encapsulate in a review. It's a very melancholy subject but told in a sort of muted way—like the color white. Focused on the central theme of an infant’s death, progressing through The White Book is like chronicling the trauma. Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize. 4 ... Han Kangs Sprache strotzt nur so vor ausdrucksstarker Kraft und Schönheit, in ihren Worten schwingt eine unnachahmliche Poesie mit, die Gefühle der körperlich spürbaren Traurigkeit, der lähmenden Melancholie und des schmerzhaften Verlustes aufkommen lässt. The narrator is living in an unfamiliar country, where she knows little of the language, and finds herself reflecting on the brief life and death of her sister – a baby her mother delivered herself at the age of 22; a child who lived for mere moments. London: Portobello Books, 2017. Trans. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Some chapters are only 1 paragraph long; none are more than 3-4 pages. Han wisely gives as much value to those heightened two hours of life as she does to her death. We get little nuggets suggesting hard life during the Korean War and sources of grief like her mother’s loss of a prematurely born sibling. Translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith. 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