The Vegetarian

Author: Han Kang
Publisher: Hogarth
ISBN: 9780553448191
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Fiction

Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Publisher's Weekly • Buzzfeed • Entertainment Weekly • Time • Wall Street Journal • Bustle • Elle • The Economist • Slate • The Huffington Post • The St. Louis Dispatch • Electric Literature A beautiful, unsettling novel about rebellion and taboo, violence and eroticism, and the twisting metamorphosis of a soul Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams—invasive images of blood and brutality—torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether. It’s a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home. As her husband, her brother-in-law and sister each fight to reassert their control, Yeong-hye obsessively defends the choice that’s become sacred to her. Soon their attempts turn desperate, subjecting first her mind, and then her body, to ever more intrusive and perverse violations, sending Yeong-hye spiraling into a dangerous, bizarre estrangement, not only from those closest to her, but also from herself. Celebrated by critics around the world, The Vegetarian is a darkly allegorical, Kafka-esque tale of power, obsession, and one woman’s struggle to break free from the violence both without and within her.

The Vegetarian

Author: Han Kang
Publisher: Portobello Books
ISBN: 9781846275630
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Fiction

Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more 'plant-like' existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares. In South Korea, where vegetarianism is almost unheard-of and societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision is a shocking act of subversion. Her passive rebellion manifests in ever more bizarre and frightening forms, leading her bland husband to self-justified acts of sexual sadism. His cruelties drive her towards attempted suicide and hospitalisation. She unknowingly captivates her sister's husband, a video artist. She becomes the focus of his increasingly erotic and unhinged artworks, while spiralling further and further into her fantasies of abandoning her fleshly prison and becoming - impossibly, ecstatically - a tree. Fraught, disturbing and beautiful, The Vegetarian is a novel about modern day South Korea, but also a novel about shame, desire and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.

The Vegetarian Myth

Author: Lierre Keith
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604861822
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Part memoir, nutritional primer, and political manifesto, this controversial examination exposes the destructive history of agriculture—causing the devastation of prairies and forests, driving countless species extinct, altering the climate, and destroying the topsoil—and asserts that, in order to save the planet, food must come from within living communities. In order for this to happen, the argument champions eating locally and sustainably and encourages those with the resources to grow their own food. Further examining the question of what to eat from the perspective of both human and environmental health, the account goes beyond health choices and discusses potential moral issues from eating—or not eating—animals. Through the deeply personal narrative of someone who practiced veganism for 20 years, this unique exploration also discusses alternatives to industrial farming, reveals the risks of a vegan diet, and explains why animals belong on ecologically sound farms.

Linus the Vegetarian T rex

Author: Robert Neubecker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442481879
Release Date: 2013-07-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Meet Linus—a Tyrannosaurus rex who is very brave, very tough, and very…vegetarian? Ruth Ann Mackenzie knows everything about dinosaurs. She knows their names. She knows when they lived. And she certainly knows what they ate. So when she meets Linus, a towering, toothy T. rex who prefers picking vegetables to preying on his herbivorous neighbors, she’s not sure what to think. Is something wrong with Linus? Or does Ruth Ann maybe, just maybe, not know everything there is to know about dinosaurs? Dino lovers young and old will delight in this picture book chock-full of prehistoric personality—and don’t forget to search for the naughty velociraptor duo hidden throughout the book!

The Vegetarian Epicure

Author: Anna Thomas
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780804151009
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Cooking

The classic cookbook—which has sold almost a million copies—from the vegetarian pioneer, who paved the way for Mollie Katzen and Deborah Madison. Here, Anna Thomas shows home cooks how to prepare 262 delicious vegetarian dishes, from soups and bread to curries and sweets. Gorgeously illustrated with charming line illustrations, and also featuring tips on menu planning, advice on entertaining, and holiday recipes, The Vegetarian Epicure is an essential kitchen companion for vegetarians and vegetable lovers alike.

The Butcher and the Vegetarian

Author: Tara Austen Weaver
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781605291826
Release Date: 2010-02-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author relates her exploration of the world of meat after her doctor blames her poor health on her vegetarianism, in a book that offers frightening revelations about the meat industry while also introducing the reader to an unforgettable cast of characters, all with a vested interest in whether the author opts for turnips or T-bones.

The Vegetarian

Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread
ISBN: 9781683783572
Release Date: 2016-06-17
Genre: Fiction

The Vegetarian by Han Kang | Summary & Analysis Preview: Set in South Korea, The Vegetarian by Han Kang tells the story of Yeong-hye, an ordinary woman who decides to stop eating meat. The novel—part satire, part surreal drama, part horror story—provides accounts of Yeong-hye’s vegetarianism and eventual anorexia nervosa from the perspectives of her domineering husband, lecherous brother-in-law, and concerned sister. In part one, titled “The Vegetarian,” Mr. Cheong tells the story of his “unremarkable” wife’s breakdown. Mr. Cheong marries Yeong-hye because he believes she won’t challenge his orderly way of life. Yeong-hye proves to be a hardworking, undemanding wife. Her only quirk is that she doesn’t like to wear a bra, which disturbs Mr. Cheong. Early one morning, Mr. Cheong finds Yeong-hye standing motionless in front of the refrigerator. She tells him that she’s had a dream. The next morning, she’s there again, this time busily stuffing meat into trash bags. When Mr. Cheong asks her what she’s doing, Yeong-hye again replies that she’s had a dream… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Vegetarian: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style The Vegetarian by Han Kang | Summary & Analysis Preview: Set in South Korea, The Vegetarian by Han Kang tells the story of Yeong-hye, an ordinary woman who decides to stop eating meat. The novel—part satire, part surreal drama, part horror story—provides accounts of Yeong-hye’s vegetarianism and eventual anorexia nervosa from the perspectives of her domineering husband, lecherous brother-in-law, and concerned sister. In part one, titled “The Vegetarian,” Mr. Cheong tells the story of his “unremarkable” wife’s breakdown. Mr. Cheong marries Yeong-hye because he believes she won’t challenge his orderly way of life. Yeong-hye proves to be a hardworking, undemanding wife. Her only quirk is that she doesn’t like to wear a bra, which disturbs Mr. Cheong. Early one morning, Mr. Cheong finds Yeong-hye standing motionless in front of the refrigerator. She tells him that she’s had a dream. The next morning, she’s there again, this time busily stuffing meat into trash bags. When Mr. Cheong asks her what she’s doing, Yeong-hye again replies that she’s had a dream… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Vegetarian: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

The Vegetarian Imperative

Author: Anand M. Saxena
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421404738
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

The Vegetarian Imperative will make you rethink what you eat—and help you save the planet.

The Vegetarian Crusade

Author: Adam D. Shprintzen
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469608914
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Cooking

Vegetarian Crusade: The Rise of an American Reform Movement, 1817-1921

Human Acts

Author: Han Kang
Publisher: Hogarth
ISBN: 9781101906736
Release Date: 2017-01-17
Genre: Fiction

From the internationally bestselling author of The Vegetarian, a “rare and astonishing” (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed. The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho’s best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice. An award-winning, controversial bestseller, Human Acts is a timeless, pointillist portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, extraordinary poetry of humanity.

The Vegetarian Female

Author: Anika L. Avery-Grant
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0895298406
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Health & Fitness

Explains vegetarianism, outlines daily meals, and offers recipes and preparation tips for vegetarian and vegan food

Vegetarian Option reduced

Author: Simon Hopkinson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1849491224
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre:

Featuring over 25 of Peggy's most delectable cupcake recipes, 'Cupcakes' is an essential selection of original and specially developed recipes from the most creative of contemporary cake designers. Recipes include the award-winning Chocolate Heaven and Black Forest, the timeless classics Sticky Toffee and Vanilla Chiffon and a whole range that are perfectly suited for special occasions - from light and bright Lemon Meringue, Eton Mess and Pink Marshmallow to dark and indulgent Pecan Pie, Mulled Wine and Chocolate Raspberry Heart. Not only are there a variety of delicious cupcakes, there is a range of truly wondrous toppings too.