ò Read î 에우로파 by Han Kang ✓ Back to form for Han Kang after the unimpressive came off as a very personal work, no doubt important and cathartic, but in the end nothing but alienating to the reader Europa, like The Vegetarian, brings to mind the works of Hiromi Kawakami, although this time we re treated to less uncanny themes and instead two excellent character studies Recommended A short and enjoyable read Really loving the Yeoyu series.
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I ve been reading a book about fractals It s fascinating how the lines all resemble each other the blood vessels in our bodies, streams and their tributaries, trees and their branches Even a crowd of people exiting a subway station will branch out in a similar fashion So, might out lives do something similar Not in space, but in time Do our lives follow a kind of mathematical line the kind of line that can be mapped geometrically This was really interesting if not slightly too short I liked how it showed a relationship where neither of the pair wanted to overstep their friendship but also both clearly wanted from each other, surrounded by a bunch of outside factors making each of their lives a little complicated There were a couple bits where the detail was lacking but I always enjoy Han Kang books and would love to read of these little books
Quality Rating Four StarsEnjoyment Rating Four StarsMy first time reading a Han Kang story was pretty good It wasn t nearly as strange as I d expected, and instead one of the typically coherent stories I ve read from this collection so far The characters were definitely the focal point, rounded and at home yet at odds in their world It s made me want to read Han Kang s novels, so I d recommend it if you re wondering if this kind of Korean literature might be something that interests you.
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Inah Has Been Having Nightmares Nightmares Of Fish Bones, Fractals, And A Marriage That Ended Under Some Unnamed Violence Walking The Night Streets With A Man She Has Known For Years, Whose Feelings For Her Are Bound Up With His Intense Longing To Live As A Woman, The Fragile Bond Of Their Relationship Threatens To Shatter Internationally Acclaimed Author Han Kang Directs Her Unflinching Gaze On The Painful Complexities Of Damage And Recovery, Questioning What It Is We Want From Ourselves And Each Other, And Whether There Are Some Things That Are Truly IrreparableFrom The Yeoyu Collection, A Selection Of Eight Short Stories Translated From Korean, In Collaboration With Publisher Activist And Translation Trailblazer, Deborah Smith, And Featuring Writers Such As Han Kang And Bae Suah, Among Others Less Familiar To An English Speaking Audience , Yeoyu, Means Something Like Scope And Or Relaxed In English Scope To Be Yourself, To Follow Your Own Interests In Some Ways It Means The Opposite Of Being Constrained By Convention, To Be Unbounded In Such A Way In A Sense, It Means To Be Oneself But With Enough Left Over For Others, Maybe It Is Intended To Capture The Diverse Range Of Themes And Styles The Series, And Korean Literature Far Widely, Has To Offer The Curious Reader And Also To Say Something Figurative And Fun About The Act And Process Of Translation