Olga Tokarczuk - Primeval and Other Times

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Olga Tokarczuk - Primeval and Other Times

The novel "Primeval and other times" (1996) is the first work that brought the Polish Olga Tokarczuk great fame. The book, which has been called a "mini-epic", is the story of three generations of three families from 1914 to the 1990s. The word "time" is present not only in the title of the novel, but also in the title of each of its 84 chapters. Time is the real hero of the book. And at this time, the author weaves the threads of the destinies of people drowning like fishes in a whirlpool like a mythical Moira, whose breath you constantly feel, but whose presence you never see. The world of the writer is postmodernist, in which reality, beliefs, myths, religion, folklore, the elements of the mystic's magical realism are mixed with the master baker's secret recipe. Tokarczuk's style has an evangelical simplicity, is sad, but wise, restrained, aphoristic. And as picturesque as you can see. The biographies of the characters are combined with eight apocryphal stories of the creation of the world, each of which is unusual and interesting. The prose of Tokarczuk, who became today's most famous Eastern European writer after the Nobel Prize, is for everyone, it has its charm to leave everyone.
Title in Armenian Օլգա Տոկարչուկ - Հնադարը և այլ ժամանակներ
Author(s) Olga Tokarczuk
Translator(s) Zaven Boyajyan
Language(s) Armenian
Publisher(s) Antares
Year 2020
Pages 264
Binding hardcover
Printing Black & White
Size 15 x 21 cm
ISBN 9789939765457

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