Filling a significant gap in contemporary criticism of recent prose fiction, this book offers a provocative analysis of the work of Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuk, situating her output in comparative contexts. The chapters making up the volume range from myth-critical focused readings to interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives. Tokarczuk’s fiction is explored as mythopoeic and heterotopian experimentation, as well as being read alongside other arts and other authors of various national and linguistic backgrounds. This wide-ranging collection is the first monograph on Tokarczuk in English.
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Note on editions used
Tokarczuk and a comparative reconnaissance: Preliminary remarks.
Olga Tokarczuk and Daniel Kehlmann: Genres, Themes, Languages, and Positions in the Literary Field
On the Borderland of Judaism, Islam and Christianity: Unorthodox Religious Experience in Olga Tokarczuk’s The Books of Jacob and Milorad Pavić’s Dictionary of the Khazars
Integrating narratives: The art of storytelling according to Isaac Bashevis Singer and Olga Tokarczuk
Found souls: Olga Tokarczuk meets Joanna Concejo
Heterotopias in the Prose of Olga Tokarczuk: The Literary Images of Cabinets de Curiosités and Scientists’ Study Rooms in the Context of the Visual Arts
Metamorphoses of Myths in Anna In in the Tombs of the World