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 Featured in the New York Times selection of "15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century" 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 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.
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.
Eating vegetarian doesn't have to mean giving up the satisfaction of mouthwatering, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. This book recasts classic all-American ''meat and potatoes'' food in a healthier role, from family-style foods to gourmet specialties to ethnic favorites. With recipes ranging from Tapenade-Stuffed Red Potatoes, Cajun Red Bean Burgers, and Eggplant Teriyaki to Total Chocolate Eclipse Cake and Pecan-Studded Chocolate Brownies, The Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook will revolutionize the way you think about vegetarian food.
200 Recipes for Healthy and Hearty One-Pot Meals That Are Ready When You Are
Author: Robin Robertson
Pubpsher: Harvard Common Press
Introduces a delicious array of two hundred recipes for vegetarian dishes that can be prepared using the slow cooker, organized into sections on soups, stews, appetizers, beans, vegetables, condiments, breakfasts, desserts, and beverages and including such meals as Bell Peppers Stuffed with Couscous and Lentils, Boston Brown Bread, and Chocolate Fantasy Fondue. Simultaneous.
The Rise of an American Reform Movement, 1817-1921
Author: Adam D. Shprintzen
Pubpsher: UNC Press Books
Vegetarianism has been practiced in the United States since the country's founding, yet the early years of the movement have been woefully misunderstood and understudied. Through the Civil War, the vegetarian movement focused on social and political reform, but by the late nineteenth century, the movement became a path for personal strength and success in a newly individualistic, consumption-driven economy. This development led to greater expansion and acceptance of vegetarianism in mainstream society. So argues Adam D. Shprintzen in his lively history of early American vegetarianism and social reform. From Bible Christians to Grahamites, the American Vegetarian Society to the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Shprintzen explores the diverse proponents of reform-motivated vegetarianism and explains how each of these groups used diet as a response to changing social and political conditions. By examining the advocates of vegetarianism, including institutions, organizations, activists, and publications, Shprintzen explores how an idea grew into a nationwide community united not only by diet but also by broader goals of social reform.
Over 225 Easy, Low-Fat, Nutritious Recipes for the Quality-Conscious Family on the Go
Author: Linda Haynes
Pubpsher: New World Library
The new edition of this popular cookbook contains over 200 great recipes for breads, spreads, soups, sandwiches, condiments, main dishes, and desserts that are lowfat, tasty, and vegetarian. Linda Haynes, an experienced cook and mother of three vegetarian kids, writes with warmth and humor. Her low-fat vegetarian recipes are easy to follow, fun to make, and beautiful to behold. Whether you are a vegetarian or not, these recipes can add zest and sparkle to your everyday fare, and are all written for their "packability" factor — you can take these recipes on-the-go, in a thermos, brown bag, or Tupperware container to home, school, work, or the park. Readers can try new ways of packing lunches, using leftovers, and combining foods, and learn to use alternatives to meat, eggs, mayonnaise, margarine, and oils — lowering fats and cholesterol while maintaining taste and variety.
Vegetarianism is gaining popularity and a mainstream following in the Western world like never before. Historically only practiced among certain Hindu castes in India for religious reasons, vegetarianism is now being advocated as a means to improve personal health, show compassion towards animals, and reduce carbon emissions. It is being promoted by the political left, animal rights groups like PETA, environmentalists, Hindu religious sects, New Age groups, and Hollywood celebrities. Although mainstream academia and media continue to highlight all the positives of maintaining a vegetarian diet, none of the arguments opposed to Vegetarianism are properly or thoroughly presented. Some in academia, government, and the media have even proposed that laws and taxes should be enforced to limit people's freedom and ability to eat meat. Sonny Desai debunks many of the myths and believes associated with the virtues of Vegetarianism, and proposes the idea that a vegetarian diet may not be as healthy and ethical as people are led to believe. In "The Vegetarian Agenda: The Real Reason behind the Promotion and Popularization of the Meatless Diet", Desai describes in detail many facts about vegetarianism which have been hidden from the public. He explains how vegetarianism's practice among its majority Hindu population may have contributed to India's continual subjugation by foreign rulers, and how vegetarianism may have contributed to the creation of the brutal Hindu caste system. He describes how the Indian Hindu immigrants in the West, and their academic and economic success, may be attributed to their vegetarian diet, and why religion is being used to enforce it upon them. Desai also explains the psychological and physiological effects vegetarian diets have on the human mind and body, and how by understanding it people can freely choose what to eat and not eat. Most importantly, he describes how vegetarianism is being used as a means of mind control by social engineers who would like to recreate humanity to be able to easily adapt to the new science based technological society.