We continue our celebration of the literary philosophy and philosophical literature of Olga Tokarczuk with a few excerpts from a recent essay that roams through diverse “eccentricities” in search of a fresh way of thinking through the world. She begins with an engraving, published in 1888 by the French astronomer Camille Flammarion.
For the next two weeks, we bend our ears to two remarkable essays from the exceptionally gifted Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk, the first of which was delivered as her Nobel lecture in 2018.
No need for visuals, save for a screen snap of the author in full command of the Nobel podium.
Following our reading of Flights, we suggest that such a storyteller, one who writes vividly and generously into and through the wounded world with a restless sense of limitless imaginative possibility, may already be among us. Her name is Olga Tokarczuk.