Olga Tokarczuk

(2577 words)
  • Agnieszka Sadecka (J. Nehru University, India & University of Tuebingen, Germany)

Olga Tokarczuk’s novels are already considered classics of contemporary Polish literature, translated into many languages, and appearing in school curricula. Tokarczuk has mastered the art of storytelling, observing both microstructures such as villages and their inhabitants, as well as processes happening on a macro scale, across times and spaces. As a graduate in psychology, she does not hide her fascination with Carl Jung, and many of her novels are in fact a journey into the human subconscious, the world of dreams and myths, exploring different patterns of behavior. She experiments with genres, themes, forgotten histories. Her work on a new text resembles that of an archeologist who tirelessly investigates objects and …

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Citation:
Sadecka, Agnieszka. "Olga Tokarczuk". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 September 2014
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12063, accessed 27 November 2014.]