Always Towards, Not From-to. Experiment, Travel, and Deconstruction in „Flights” by Olga Tokarczuk

This article is devoted to Olga Tokarczuk’s book, Bieguni (Flights), for which the writer was awarded the 2018 Man Booker International Prize. The point of departure is the category of an “experiment” used in reference to Flights in the English-speaking world (and absent in its Polish reception). The analysis reveals the contiguity between Tokarczuk’s diagnoses and the findings made by Catherine Malabou and Jacques Derrida in the book Voyager avec Jacques Derrida – La Contre-allée.