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Primeval and Other Times

Primeval and Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk 8086264351 9788086264356
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Awarded the Koscielski Foundation Prize in 1997, Primeval and Other Times established Olga Tokarczuk as a leading voice in contemporary Polish letters. It is set in the mythical village of Primeval, a microcosm of the world populated by eccentric, archetypal characters and guarded by four archangels, from whose perspective the novel chronicles the lives of the villages inhabitants over the course of the feral 20th century. In prose that is forceful and direct, the narrative follows Polands tortured political history from 1914 to the present and the episodic brutality that is visited on ordinary rural life. A novel of universal dimension, a stylized fable as well as epic allegory about the inexorable grind of time, the clash between modernity (the masculine) and nature (the feminine), it has been translated into most European languages, and now for the first time into English. As noted by The Economist: Overlooking all is a vain selfish God who has become thoroughly bored with mankind and who must play second fiddle in Ms Tokarczuks pantheistic world to material things.

Author: Olga Tokarczuk

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 248

Publisher: Twisted Spoon Press

Publication Date: 2010-01-01

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