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Download Epub Format » 소년이 온다 PDF by × Han Kang This is a sombre and deeply moving book, which bears witness to the brutal suppression of an uprising that took place in 1980 in the city of Gwangju in the south of South Korea where Han Kang was born , an event I knew nothing about It reminded me a little of Vasily Grossman and his account of the Ukrainian famine in Everything Flows this book has the same unflinching attention to gruesome detail, and as such was not an ideal choice to read over Christmas, but it is a book that is haunting and memorable. This book was pretty horrific in the sense of what happened to these kids and different people in the took I won t lie, I didn t understand some of the ways the author wrote the story but I grasped it s meaning all the same This is about the Gwangju Uprising in South Korea in the 80 s The author tells about really brutal deaths of people and school children This was no peaceful protest There are different stories in the book that intertwine together They are all really sad in of a shocking way when you read it then crying your eyes out I m not sure if that makes sense, but I was just shocked at reading about these things, the detail of how some were killed I don t doubt anything and shouldn t be shocked at anything, there are shocking killings and things that go on today The story of the people that worked on the dead that were brought to hope That s it, my next book needs to be comic eroticor fantasy. . or maybe a cowboy dancer story. . but yikes don t read this book before bedtime It s Brilliant. but, brutal bacteria brain bankruptcy If the book cover alone isn t a clue that this story isn t going to eat through your skin burn away your flesh down to your bare bones. then by all meansdive in and find out for yourself Inspired writing comes from a real event Gwangju Uprising, South Korea 1980 Han Kang. is a QUEEN BLEAK GUT WRENCHING POWERFUL STORYTELLER She rattled my bones in The Vegetarian , and hollowed them in Human Acts Local University students were demonstrating against the Chun Doo hwan government then were attacked, fired upon, beaten, killed It was a brutal massacreby the army and police They stood for justice and died for it Over 600 people were killed In Han Kang s bookshe focuses on a Another powerful book by Han Kang, author of The Vegetarian After you died I could not hold a funeral, And so my life became a funeral Some historical background After 18 years of authoritarian rule, South Korean President Park Chung hee was assassinated on October 26, 1979 Hopes for democracy were dashed when Army Major General Chun Do hwan seized power in a military coup on December 12, 1979 On May 17, he placed the entire country under martial law under the pretext of national security concerns The next day university students in Gwangju held a demonstration protesting his oppressive actions Government troops were sent to forcefully suppress the opposition, but their brutality did not deter the citizens of Gwangju People from all walks of life came out to defend their community The fighting continu Heartbreaking and beautiful Between this and
Human Acts was my second Han Kang book, and honestly I couldn t fault it I rarely give out 5 star ratings, but I just couldn t find anything to dislike about this book Human Acts is based on real life historical events, where Kang depicts the lives of several characters who are all connected by the events of the suppressed student uprising in Gwangju, South Korea in 1980 Each perspective travels a little further through time to show how incredibly painful and far reaching the events of the uprising were, and how much they have affected people s lives as a result. This book is harrowing to read Although I wouldn t say I felt sad or emotional reading it, it is perhaps accurate to say that the feeling I experienced while reading was that of complete and utter emptiness At one point in the book, I even felt my stoma Humanity s essential barbarism is exacerbated not by the especially barbaric nature of any of the individuals involved but through that magnification which occurs naturally in crowds. The Putrefying Bodies piled up into one massive heap, fused in a single mass like the rotting carcass of some multi legged monster, the blood of its collective hearts surging together into one enormous artery stained the streets in a congealed pool of crimson Throughout human history, the brutality of wars has repeatedly draped itself over the earth, a uniform brutality it s as though it is imprinted in our genetic code, and so sustained and cyclical in human nature, it seems futile to expect such acts will ever cease Under ma Human Acts is the author Han Kang s attempt to make some kind of peace with the knowledge and images of the Gwangju massacre in South Korea in 1980 Her family had left that city just one year before when she was 10 years old, when the 10 day uprising occurred, but she became aware of it through the overheard, whispered conversations of her family and the silence that surrounded them speaking of the home where they used to live, she learned three young people from that household had lost their lives, one, a boy Dong Ho probably shared the same room she had lived in for many years than he had. What made the events sear into her mind and perhaps permanently affect her psyche, was the forbidden photobook that was gi I had mixed feelings after finishing Kang s The Vegetarian, but I cannot deny that the book sucked me right into it s dark, weird allegory Which is why I m surprised that this book left me feeling cold and detached It feels so distant and impersonal, lacking an atmosphere worthy of the subject matter. Human Acts tells an important story that I m sure many people know nothing about that of the South Korean Gwangju Uprising in 1980 In a daring plot choice that should have been far effective than it was, Kang begins by talking about bodies Specifically, the corpses lined up in boxes, waiting for family and friends to come identify them One chapter is even told from the perspective of a dead body. Are you horrified, and yet intrigued So was I Unfortunately, the second person narration is jarring and strange Where The Vegetarian s weirdness kept me interested enou Gwangju, South Korea, In The Wake Of A Viciously Suppressed Student Uprising, A Boy Searches For His Friend S Corpse, A Consciousness Searches For Its Abandoned Body, And A Brutalised Country Searches For A Voice In A Sequence Of Interconnected Chapters The Victims And The Bereaved Encounter Censorship, Denial, Forgiveness And The Echoing Agony Of The original TraumaHuman Acts Is A Universal Book, Utterly Modern And Profoundly Timeless Already A Controversial Bestseller And Award Winning Book In Korea, It Confirms Han Kang As A Writer Of Immense Importance
Han Kang is the daughter of novelist Han Seung won She was born in Kwangju and at the age of 10, moved to Suyuri which she speaks of affectionately in her work Greek Lessons in Seoul She studied Korean literature at Yonsei University She began her writing career when one of her poems was featured in the winter issue of the quarterly Literature and Society She made her official literary debut in the following year when her short story The Scarlet Anchor was the winning entry in the daily Seoul Shinmun spring literary contest Since then, she has gone on to win the Yi Sang Literary Prize 2005 , Today s Young Artist Award, and the Korean Literature Novel Award As of summer 2013, Han teaches creative writing at the Seoul Institute of the Arts while writing stories and novels.