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The Resource Flights, by Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft

Flights, by Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft

Label
Flights
Title
Flights
Statement of responsibility
by Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
"Flights is a mesmerising novel in the form of a series of meditations on travel. Olga Tokarczuk, perhaps the most brilliant Polish author of her generation, connects the idea of travel with spellbinding tales about anatomy, about life and death, about the very nature of humankind. Thrilling characters and stories abound: the members of a Russian sect who escape the devil by remaining constantly in motion; the anatomist Verheyen who writes letters to his amputated leg; the story of Chopin's heart as it makes its journey from Paris to Warsaw, stored in a tightly sealed jar beneath his sister's skirt; the quest of a Polish woman who emigrated to New Zealand as a teen but must now return in order to poison her terminally ill high-school sweetheart... Flight is an extraordinary book that seems to conjure life itself out of the air."--Back cover
Member of
Summary
A meditative collection from Poland explores themes of travel, movement and existentialism in stories that feature protagonists who question their shifting perspectives in time and space as they tackle extreme agendas.
Storyline
Writing style
Award
  • Man Booker International Prize, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10618842
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tokarczuk, Olga
Dewey number
891.8538
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Croft, Jennifer
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travel
  • Polish fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Flights, by Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Bieguni
  • Bieguni originally published in 2007 by Wydawnictwo Literackie
  • Index of maps and drawings
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060369038
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
410 pages
Isbn
9781925603149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)992709745
Label
Flights, by Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Bieguni
  • Bieguni originally published in 2007 by Wydawnictwo Literackie
  • Index of maps and drawings
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060369038
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
410 pages
Isbn
9781925603149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)992709745

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