“Die Vegetarierin” by Han Kang
Wednesday, May 27, 7 pm
Literary conversation with the literary expert Sylvia Schwab (in German)
“Die Vegetarierin is a masterwork“ - Julia Encke, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
The novel The Vegetarian (thus the title of the English translation) by the South Korean Han Kang tells the strangely disturbing tale of a woman who – in the opinion of her husband – could hardly be more average. Until she decides to become a vegetarian, which, in South Korea, a country of strict social norms, amounts to a small revolution. “I had a dream” – is the protagonist’s vague reason for her behaviour, which becomes increasingly strange as she bids the world farewell, retreating into her own world. A bestseller about a highly sensitive person who loses the ability to be human.
Read the novel in parallel with the exhibition and reflect your impressions with others over a glass of wine during our BuchBar event.
Han Kang; Die Vegetarierin, published by Aufbau Verlag
T + 49 (0) 6172 404 – 120
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