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    Flights

    Flights

    Flights

    Forfatter Drawn and Quarterly

    (Jennifer Croft - Oversetter)

    Drawn and Quarterly

    Levering 2-6 dager

    149,-

    ISBN:

    9781910695432

    Forlag:

    Drawn and Quarterly

    Trykkeår:

    Utgitt:

    2017

    Utgave:

    1

    Sider:

    400

    Vekt:

    400 gr

    Alder:

    Voksen

    Flights
    Drawn and Quarterly
    9781910695432

    Forlagets omtale:

    Flights, which was awarded Polands biggest literary prize in 2008, is a novel about travel in the twenty-first century and human anatomy. From the seventeenth century, we have the story of the real Dutch anatomist Philip Verheyen, who dissected and drew pictures of his own amputated leg, LES MER discovering in so doing the Achilles tendon. From the eighteenth century, we have the story of a North African-born slave turned Austrian courtier stuffed and put on display after his death in spite of his daughters ever more desperate protests, as well as the story of Chopins heart as it makes the covert journey from Paris to Warsaw, stored in a tightly sealed jar beneath his sisters skirt supports. From the present we have the trials and tribulations of a wife accompanying her much older professor husband as he teaches a course on a cruise ship in the Greek islands, or the quest of a Polish woman who immigrated to New Zealand as a teen but must now return in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, or the slow descent into madness of a young husband whose wife and child mysteriously vanished on a vacation on a Croatian island and then appeared again with no explanation. These narratives are interspersed with short bursts of analysis that enrich and connect them, including digressions on relics, travel-sized cosmetics, belly dancing, maps, the Maori, Wikipedia, Cleopatra, Atatrk, the effects of airports on the psyche, and many more rich and varied topics. Perfectly intertwining travel narratives and reflections on travel with observations on the body and on life and death, Olga Tokarczuk guides the reader beyond the surface layer of modernity and deeper and deeper towards the core of the very nature of humankind. LES MINDRE Forlagets omtale Flights, which was awarded Polands biggest literary prize in 2008, is a novel about travel in the twenty-first century and human anatomy. From the seventeenth century, we have the story of the real Dutch anatomist Philip Verheyen, who dissected and drew pictures of his own amputated leg, discovering in so doing the Achilles tendon. From the eighteenth century, we have the story of a North African-born slave turned Austrian courtier stuffed and put on display after his death in spite of his daughters ever more desperate protests, as well as the story of Chopins heart as it makes the covert journey from Paris to Warsaw, stored in a tightly sealed jar beneath his sisters skirt supports. From the present we have the trials and tribulations of a wife accompanying her much older professor husband as he teaches a course on a cruise ship in the Greek islands, or the quest of a Polish woman who immigrated to New Zealand as a teen but must now return in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, or the slow descent into madness of a young husband whose wife and child mysteriously vanished on a vacation on a Croatian island and then appeared again with no explanation. These narratives are interspersed with short bursts of analysis that enrich and connect them, including digressions on relics, travel-sized cosmetics, belly dancing, maps, the Maori, Wikipedia, Cleopatra, Atatrk, the effects of airports on the psyche, and many more rich and varied topics. Perfectly intertwining travel narratives and reflections on travel with observations on the body and on life and death, Olga Tokarczuk guides the reader beyond the surface layer of modernity and deeper and deeper towards the core of the very nature of humankind.

    Emner: Reiser
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    Flights Olga Tokarczuk
    Levering 2-6 dager
    Heftet, Engelsk
    149,-

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