Flights / Olga Tokarczuk ; tr. Jennifer Croft.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions,
ISBN: 9781910695821 9781910695821 (pbk.) :
Translated from the Polish.
'Flights', which was awarded Poland's 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.
Original title: Bieguni. English
410 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
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