Human Acts by Han Kang: 17 November 2021 – Meeting of The English Book Club
The English Book Club returns in August with Jane Austen, whose Emma (1815) kicks off the autumn season. We continue in September with an American author who has somehow evaded our reading lists until now, as we read Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises (1916). The rest of the season introduces a range of diverse voices, beginning with James Baldwin’s classic Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953) in October. In November, for a change, we read a work in translation: Human Acts by the South Korean author Han Kang (2014, English translation by Deborah Smith in 2016). We finish off the season in December with Zadie Smith’s short stories in Grand Union (2019).
17.11. Human Acts by Han Kang
22.12. Grand Union by Zadie Smith
During the season, the Book Club meets once a month. The meetings start at 18.00 and end at 20.00. The group is free for Finnbrit members and 20€ for the series of five meetings for non-members.