The Resource Flights, Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft

Flights, Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft

Label
Flights
Title
Flights
Statement of responsibility
Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
FLIGHTS, a novel about travel in the twenty-first century and human anatomy, is Olga Tokarczuk's most ambitious to date. It interweaves travel narratives and reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. From the seventeenth century, we have the story of the Dutch anatomist Philip Verheyen, who dissected and drew pictures of his own amputated leg. 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 the nineteenth century, we follow Chopin's heart as it makes the covert journey from Paris to Warsaw. In the present we have the trials of a wife accompanying her much older husband as he teaches a course on a cruise ship in the Greek islands, and the harrowing story of a young husband whose wife and child mysteriously vanish on a holiday on a Croatian island. With her signature grace and insight, Olga Tokarczuk guides the reader beyond the surface layer of modernity and towards the core of the very nature of humankind
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BOS
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1962-
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Tokarczuk, Olga
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Polish
Literary form
novels
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Croft, Jennifer
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  • Travel
  • Human body
  • Human body
  • Travel
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Flights, Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Poland by Wydawnictwo Literackie, Krak<U+fffd>ow in 2007
  • This book won the first International Man Booker Prize for a translation of fiction
  • Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Fourth edition.
Extent
411 pages
Isbn
9781910695432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copy includes material removed to ephemera file.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1045635943
  • (OCoLC)on1045635943
Label
Flights, Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Poland by Wydawnictwo Literackie, Krak<U+fffd>ow in 2007
  • This book won the first International Man Booker Prize for a translation of fiction
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Fourth edition.
Extent
411 pages
Isbn
9781910695432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copy includes material removed to ephemera file.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1045635943
  • (OCoLC)on1045635943

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