The Fly Trap (Paperback)

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By Fredrik Sjoberg, Thomas Teal (Translator)
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For years, entomologist Fredrik Sjoberg has collected, cataloged, and obsessed over the hoverflies that populate the remote Swedish island he calls home. As confounded by his unusual vocation as anyone, here Sjoberg explores what drives the obsessive curiosity of collectors, along the way finding time to muse on everything from art to lost love, and drawing on sources as disparate as D. H. Lawrence and the fascinating and forgotten naturalist Rene Edmond Malaise.
A mesmerizing memoir, The Fly Trap is one remarkable individual's meditation on the unexpected beauty of small things and an examination of the history of entomology itself. Weaving a fascinating web of associations, histories, and personal memories, Sjoberg revels in the wonders of the natural world and, through indelible images and stories, opens up into it a dazzling, irresistible pathway.

About the Author

Fredrik Sjoberg is an entomologist and lives with his family on the island of Runmaro, in the archipelago east of Stockholm. He is also a literary critic, translator, cultural columnist, and the author of several books."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781101872284
ISBN-10: 1101872284
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: August 9th, 2016
Pages: 288
Language: English