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The Art of Flight

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'Although there is much in this world that is incomprehensible, you can nevertheless discover a meaning as long as you have managed to limit your field of search.'Fredrik Sjoeberg - collector, romantic, explorer - spends his life tracing the smallest details of the natural world. In these two beautifully wrought tales he meditates on the joy of little things, childhood memories, long-forgotten Swedish entomologists, earthworms, wine-making, the National Parks of the United States, the richness of life and the strange paths it leads us on. 'Digressive, discursive and delightful' Daily Telegraph'A joy . . . Fredrik Sjoeberg's best-selling memoir The Fly Trap marked him as a maestro of the episodic. Here, he completes a trilogy' Nature'Thoroughly entertaining, beguilingly uncategorizable ... By his own admission Sjoeberg has a "butterfly mind" ... What insures this approach against triviality is the author's patient alertness to pattern, to telling correspondence' Nat Segnit, The Times Literary Supplement
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 33mm | 442g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0141980311
  • 9780141980317
  • 2,091,414

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Digressive, discursive and delightful. -- Michael Kerr * Telegraph * A joy . . . Fredrik Sjoeberg's best-selling memoir The Fly Trap marked him as a maestro of the episodic. Here, hecompletes a trilogy. * Nature * By his own admission Sjoeberg has a "butterfly mind"; the effect of his narrative excursions amounts to a sort of Sebald-lite, albeit without the fictional element. What insures this approach against triviality is the author's patient alertness to pattern, to telling correspondence. -- Nat Segnit * Times Literary Supplement * Delightful, at once informative and often humorously digressive . . . a humane man of wide-ranging curiosity, Sjoeberg writes with infectious passion. * Independent *
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About Fredrik Sjöberg

Fredrik Sjoeberg collects hoverflies on the island of Runmaroe, in the archipelago east of Stockholm. He is also a literary critic, translator, cultural columnist and the author of several books, including The Fly Trap and The Raisin King, which form a trilogy with The Art of Flight.
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Digressive, discursive and delightful. Michael Kerr Telegraph
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