The books of jacob

The Books of Jacob

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The Nobel Prize–winner’s richest, most sweeping and ambitious novel yet follows the comet-like rise and fall of a mysterious, messianic religious leader as he blazes his way across eighteenth-century Europe.

In the mid-eighteenth century, as new ideas—and a new unrest—begin to sweep the Continent, a young Jew of mysterious origins arrives in a village in Poland. Before long, he has changed not only his name but his persona; visited by what seem to be ecstatic experiences, Jacob Frank casts a charismatic spell that attracts an increasingly fervent following. In the decade to come, Frank will traverse the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires with throngs of disciples in his thrall as he reinvents himself again and again, converts to Islam and then Catholicism, is pilloried as a heretic and revered as the Messiah, and wreaks havoc on the conventional order, Jewish and Christian alike, with scandalous rumors of his sect’s secret rituals and the spread of his increasingly iconoclastic beliefs. The story of Frank—a real historical figure around whom mystery and controversy swirl to this day—is the perfect canvas for the genius and unparalleled reach of Olga Tokarczuk. Narrated through the perspectives of his contemporaries—those who revere him, those who revile him, the friend who betrays him, the lone woman who sees him for what he is—The Books of Jacob captures a world on the cusp of precipitous change, searching for certainty and longing for transcendence.

In a nod to books written in Hebrew, The Books of Jacob is paginated in reverse, beginning on p. 955 and ending on p. 1 – but read traditionally, front cover to back.

O proizvodu

Format: 16,2 x 24,2 cm
Uvez: tvrdi
Broj stranica: 992
Biblioteka: -
Izdavač: Riverhead Books
Izdanje: 2022.
ISBN: 9780593087480

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Olga Tokarczuk, jedna od najpopularnijih i najčešće prevođenih poljskih spisateljica, rođena je 1962. u Sulechówu. Dobitnica je mnogih prestižnih priznanja, među inima i najznačajnije poljske književne nagrade Nike 2008. za roman Beguni. Po struci je psihologinja, Jungova sljedbenica te je prije književne karijere radila i kao psihoterapeutkinja. Danas predaje kreativno pisanje na Opolskom sveučilištu. Nakon prve knjige, zbirke pjesama iz 1989., Tokarczuk je objavila petnaestak zbirki priča i romana te jednu knjigu eseja. Na hrvatski jezik dosad su prevedeni njezini romani Pravijek i ostala vremena (Nakladni zavod Matice hrvatske, 2001.) i Dom danji dom noćni (Nakladni zavod Matice hrvatske, 2003.) te zbirka priča pod nazivom Ormar (Naklada MD, 2003.). Roman Tjeraj svoj plug preko mrtvačkih kostiju objavljen je u Poljskoj 2009. godine.