Greek Lessons

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Hogarth Press
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5.8 X 8.52 X 0.78 inches | 0.72 pounds

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About the Author

Han Kang was born in 1970 in South Korea. A recipient of the Yi Sang Literary Award, the Today's Young Artist Award, and the Manhae Prize for Literature, she is the author of The Vegetarian, winner of the International Booker Prize, Human Acts, and The White Book.

Deborah Smith was a co-winner of the International Booker Prize for her translation of The Vegetarian. Emily Yae Won is a translator based in Seoul. She has translated into Korean the work of Ali Smith and Deborah Levy.


"An incredible meditation on one woman's abdication of language after she can no longer tolerate a world where violence is rooted even in speech."--Cathy Park Hong, author of Minor Feelings

"Sinuous and sublime . . . an extraordinary meditation on language, violence, loss and intimacy. Han Kang is a writer like no other. In a few lines, she seems to traverse the entirety of human experience."--Katie Kitamura, author of Intimacies

"A love letter to language, learning, and the hope of connection. It is about the mind and the body, our thoughts and our senses--about what it means to be a person in the world."--Julia Phillips, author of Disappearing Earth

"Reading a Han Kang book is a pleasure like no other. Both poetic and deeply philosophical, Greek Lessons is a beautiful, haunting story about the fragility and power of human connection. I can't stop thinking about it, and I don't want to."--Angie Kim, author of Miracle Creek and Happiness Falls

"Quiet, sharply faceted, and devastating . . . On page after page, [Kang] describes ever so meticulously the ways we are cut off from the world even as we yearn for it. . . . A stunning exploration of language, memory, and beauty from an internationally renowned writer."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Booker winner Kang [explores] the borders of the senses in this delicate love story. . . . This brilliant, shimmering work is never at a loss for words even when exploring the mind of a woman who won't speak, and its pursuit of an authentic, exquisite new form is profound. Once again, Kang demonstrates great visionary power."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Man Booker International Prize-winning Han Kang has built an enviable career providing exquisite, intimate space for damaged, lost souls. . . . Han's newest import remains empathically timeless, a potential-love-story-in-progress that is another intimate, lingering meditation on identity and autonomy. . . . [A] haunting exploration of tentative possibilities and yearned-for connections."--Booklist (starred review)