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Author Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- author
Title Bieguni. English
Flights / Olga Tokarczuk ; translated by Jennifer Croft
Imprint New York : Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018
©2017
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  PG7179.O37 B5413 2018    AVAILABLE    30610020582839
Edition First American edition
Descript 409 pages : maps ; 22 cm
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Note "Originally published in Polish as Bieguni by Wydawnictwo Literackie, Krakow. English-language edition first published in Great Britain by Fitzcarraldo Editions, London"--Title page verso
"A seventeenth-century Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by dissecting his own amputated leg. Chopin's heart is carried back to Warsaw in secret by his adoring sister. A woman must return to her native Poland in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, and a young man slowly descends into madness when his wife and child mysteriously vanish during a vacation and just as suddenly reappear. Through these brilliantly imagined characters and stories, interwoven with haunting, playful, and revelatory meditations, Flights explores what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body in motion not only through space but through time. Where are you from? Where are you coming in from? Where are you going? we call to the traveler. Enchanting, unsettling, and wholly original, Flights is a master storyteller's answer"-- Provided by publisher
Here I am -- World in your head -- Your head in the world -- Syndrome -- Cabinet of curiosities -- Seeing is knowing -- Seven years of trips -- Guidance from Cioran -- Kunicki: water (I) -- Benedictus, quivenit -- PANOPTICON -- KUNICKI: WATER (II) -- EVERYWHERE AND NOWHERE -- 61 AIRPORTS -- RETURNING TO ONE ROOTS -- TRAVEL SIZES -- MANO DI GIOVANNI BATTISTA -- THE ORIGINAL AND THE COPY -- TRAINS FOR COWARDS -- ABANDONED APARTMENT -- THE BOOK OF INFAMY -- GUIDEBOOKS -- NEW ATHENS -- WIKIPEDIA -- CITIZENS OF THE WORLD, PICK UP YOUR PENS! -- TRAVEL PSYCHOLOGY: LECTIO BREVIS I -- THE RIGHT TIME AND PLACE -- INSTRUCTIONS -- ASH WEDNESDAY FEAST -- NORTH POLE EXPEDITIONS -- THE PSYCHOLOGY OF AN ISLAND -- PURGING THE MAP -- IN PURSUIT OF NIGHT -- SANITARY PADS -- RELICS: PEREGRINATIO AD LOCA SANCTA -- BELLY DANCE -- MERIDIANS -- UNUS MUNDUS -- HAREM (MENCHU TALE) -- ANOTHER OF MENCHU TALES -- CLEOPATRAS -- A VERY LONG QUARTER OF AN HOUR -- APULEIUS THE DONKEY -- MEDIA PRESENTERS -- ATATÜRK REFORMS -- KALI YUGA -- WAX MODEL COLLECTIONS -- DR BLAU TRAVELS (I) -- JOSEFINE SOLIMAN FIRST LETTER TO FRANCIS I, EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA -- AMONG THE MAORI -- DR BLAU TRAVELS (II) -- PLANE OF PROFLIGATES
Pilgrim's make-up -- Josefine Soliman's second letter to Francis I, Emperor of Austria -- Sarira -- The Bodhi tree -- Home is my hotel -- t Travel psychology: lectio brevis II -- Compatriots -- Travelpsychologyy: conclusion -- The tongue is the strongest muscle -- Speak! Speak! -- Frog and bird -- Lines, planes and bodies -- The achilles tendon -- The history of Filip Verheyen, written by his student and confidant, Willem Van Horssen -- Letters to the amputated leg -- Travel tales -- Three hundred kilometres -- 30,000 guilders -- The Tsar's collection -- Irkutsk-Moscow -- Dark matter -- Mobility is reality -- Flights -- WHAT THE SHROUDED RUNAWAY WAS SAYING -- JOSEFINE SOLIMAN'S THIRD LETTER TO FRANCIS I -- THINGS NOT MADE BY HUMAN HANDS -- PURITY OF BLOOD -- KUNSTKAMMER -- MANO DI CONSTANTINO -- MAPPING THE VOID -- ANOTHER COOK -- WHALES, OR: DROWNING IN AIR -- GODZONE -- FEAR NOT -- DAY OF THE DEAD -- RUTH -- RECEPTION AT LARGE FANCY HOTELS -- POINT -- CROSS SECTION AS LEARNING METHOD -- CHOPIN'S HEART -- DRY SPECIMENS -- NETWORK STATE -- SWASTIKAS -- VENDORS OF NAMES -- DRAMA AND ACTION -- EVIDENCE -- NINE -- ATTEMPTS AT TRAVEL STEREOMETRY -- EVEN -- ŚWIEBODZIN -- KUNICKI: EARTH -- ISLAND SYMMETRIES -- AIR-SICKNESS BAGS -- THE EARTH'S NIPPLES -- POGO -- WALL -- AMPHITHEATRE IN SLEEP -- MAP OF GREECE -- KAIROS -- I'M HERE -- ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES -- FINAL TIMETABLE -- THE POLYMER PRESERVATION PROCESS, STEP BY STEP -- BOARDING
Includes index
In English, translated from the Polish
Man Booker International Prize, 2018
Subject Travelers -- Fiction
Women travelers -- Fiction
Human mechanics -- Fiction
Human anatomy -- Fiction
Human body -- Fiction
Voyages and travels -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Voyages and travels -- Fiction
FICTION -- Literary. bisacsh
FICTION -- Magical Realism. bisacsh
FICTION -- Short Stories (single author) bisacsh
Magical realism -- Fiction
Short stories
Novels. fast (OCoLC)fst01921742
Short stories. gsafd
Novels. lcgft
Alt Author Croft, Jennifer (Translator), translator
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Here I am
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- World in your head
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Your head in the world
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Syndrome
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Cabinet of curiosities
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Seeing is knowing
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Seven years of trips
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Guidance from Cioran
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Kunicki: water (I)
Tokarczuk, Olga, 1962- Benedictus, quivenit
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