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Picking a Thing Apart: A Postmodern Reading of Olga Tokarczhuk’s ‘Flights’ as a constellation Novel

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.6, No. 4)

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Page : 198-205

Keywords : Constellation; interconnectedness; inward pushing; tormenting histories; postmodernism.;

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The concept of ‘Constellation' which means a group of visible stars forms a perceived pattern, typically representing an inanimate object. “Constellation is not sequencing, it carries truth”, in order to Reflect someone's experiencing more accurately, it is necessary instead to gather a whole, out of pieces. The Present Study attempts a postmodern reading of Olga Tokarczuk's ‘Flights' as a ‘constellation' novel in which bunch of seemingly separate stories, experience and historical artifacts combine into a growing peak of emotional, physical and political interconnectedness. Although the novel is considered a postmodern invention, Olga Tokarczuk presents a unique pattern or style to her novel. ‘Flights' is ultimately a novel about picking a thing apart. The author has a talent for pushing us inward, into ourselves, our bodies and also our tormenting histories so that we can remerge knowing all of our collective parts

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