"Bieguni/ Flights" novel by Olga Tokarczuk
In December, we invite you to explore "Bieguni/ Flights" novel by Olga Tokarczuk, winner of Protected content Prize in Literature.
Set between the 17th & 21st centuries, the novel is a "philosophical rumination on modern-day travel". It won the Man Booker International Prize in Protected content .
"Flights is a literary monograph on the phenomenon of mobility, movement and travel anxiety. According to the author, tourism has become a modern way of satisfying a very old, atavistic, nomadic drive. The axis around which the author has built the book is not a character or a story, but a phenomenon of traveling." The book's title refers to the 18th century Russian sect, whose members believed that in order to escape from the evil, we have to move all the time. Tokarczuk writes that she met contemporary bieguni (the members of the sect), who travel on the Moscow subway continuously.
Sounds interesting? Let's read it (the novel is available in English as well) & discuss it together on Zoom.
Gosia & Ania
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