The Art Of Flight

£9.99

Stories just begin. We rarely know where and almost never why. It doesn’t matter. Nothing is certain any longer. I just want to shut my eyes, point at random and say, as a sort of experiment, that once, when I was 16 years old, I spent a whole night singing romantic songs in the top of a pine tree. That’s where it may have started. Fredrik Sjöberg continues his exploration of the pleasures and trials of those who spend their time tracing the smallest details of the natural world in these two tales of ambition, fear and hapless romance.

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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 Sj̦berg Рcollector, romantic, explorer Рspends 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 Sjöberg’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 Sjöberg 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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Weight 0.442 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

549

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

595.7092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K