Saturday, 29 December 2018
Our Book of the Week, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk, is an intriguing and feisty exploration of fate and free will, of cultural politics and personal endeavours, of injustice and ultimate revenge.
>> Read Stella's review.
>> Stella also reviewed the book on the radio.
>> Read an extract.
>> Read another extract.
>> Drive Your Plow was made into a film, Spoor.
>> The book's title comes from the 'Proverbs of Hell' section of William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. There are references to Blake throughout the book.
>> Yes, Blake did prefer 'plow' to 'plough'.
>> On Poland.
>> Tokarczuk won the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for Flights.
>> Read Thomas's review of Flights.