Flights by Olga Tocarczuk

It’s probable that Flights could only have been written by a European.  There’s an historical range of reference to it, a philosophical sensibility, and certain world-weary irony hard to find in American fiction. Its leitmotivs are two: travel, and the body.  Like a number of other contemporary authors—Knausgaard comes to mind, also Rachel Cusk—Tocarczuk resists traditional narrative, so the book is  a patchwork of forms: micro-narratives (some of them long short stories), as well as  aphorism, philosophical rumination, historical remembrance, anatomical exposition, and travel description. Throughout the book, there’s the sense of a subtle mind at work  and an enigmatic hidden depth that provokes a desire to read it again once you’ve finished it. --------Roxie

 

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By Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525534198
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 14th, 2018