The Vegetarian

for De Volskrant

For an essay on Han Kang’s novel “The Vegetarian” (2007), which deals with trauma, alienation and our connection to the natural world.

In the award-winning novel The Vegetarian by South Korean Han Kang, a woman wants to become a tree to escape the 'kill or be killed' dilemma. [The author of the essay] Grunberg is intrigued: should we become trees? But how?