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FREE DOWNLOAD ó Flugfällan “The hoverflies are only props No not only but to some extent Here and there my story is about something else” A mesmerizing memoir of extraordinary brilliance by an entomologist The Fly Trap chronicles Fredrik Sjöberg’s life collecting hoverflies on a remote island in Sweden Warm and humorous self deprecating and contemplative and a major bes. It s shudder summer again folks in the Northern Hemisphere I recommend staying indoors away from the battering flaying UV stabbing sunlight and reading a lovely book by a Swedish nutter who s gaga about weird flies Look I gave it four shiny happy starsRating 4 of fiveThe Publisher Says Warm funny and insightful The Fly Trap is a meditation on collecting be it hoverflies or fine art A fascinating web of associations it begins with Sj berg s own tranuil experience as an entomologist on a remote island in Sweden and takes in heroic historical expeditions to Burma and the wilderness of Kamchatka Along the way Sjoberg pauses to reflect on a range of ideas slowness art freedom drawing other great writers like DH Lawrence and Bruce Chatwin into dialogue From the everyday to the exotic The Fly Trap revels in the wonder of the natural world and leaves a trail of memorable images and storiesMy Review The Doubleday UK meme a book a day for July 2014 is the goad I m using to get through my snit based unwritten reviews Today s prompt tenth in the series is to choose a book with a memorable picnic in honor of some ridiculous teddy bear thingNow seriously Anyone who s known me ten minutes can be excused from the room for a laugh break A picnic The clambake on the beach in Professor Diggins Dragons a chapter book I read in 1967 or so then the famous allusion to a picnic in Lolitawas there some talk of a picnic in a Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew book Can t rememberanyway I am not the sort of hairpin of a guy who reads books with picnics in And I need to keep the pace going with this meme What to do what to doThen it hit me Picnics are outdoors customarily aren t they so a book about the outdoors will work And I just read a doozy The Fly Trap a Swedish weirdo s reminiscences some would say maunderings of his life in the cutthroat world of hoverfly expertiseSince I had no idea what the hell a hoverfly was I wiki d it up and spent a good half hour marveling at gems like About 6000 species in 200 genera have been described Described Dear and glorious physician someone down through the ages has always not had a life of course but the amount of wasted drinking reading and screwing time that describing about 6000 species in 200 genera represents just boggles my mindAnd this guy s a nice enough looking man he doesn t appear to have any cognitive defects and he s Swedish so getting dates can t have presented that much of a problem for him that he had to give up and start collecting flies He explains why he chose to write his memoir and a bit of why he s in the fly game at allThe hoverflies are only props No not only but to some extent Here and there my story is about something else Some days I tell myself that my mission is to say something about the art and sometimes the bliss of limitation And the legibility of landscape Other days are dismal As if I were standing on ueue in the rain outside confessional literature s nudist colony mirrors everywhere blue with coldSo I get it Mr Man you re not Eric Northman and you d like folks to pay you some attention Check Do it in art write lovely sentences people will pay attention to you Chalk up a win for the fly guyAnd then there s the stuff he finds out as fly hunting takes over his world There was apparently a Swedish guy named Ren Malaise whose wildlife hunting expeditions to places like Kamchatka on the Pacific fringe of Russia led to his invention of the Malaise Fly Trap This is not a goof I looked it up A piece of this book reads like a failed start on a biography of Malaise what a horrible name Reborn Misery yuck which was really very intriguing Emulating this monadnock of the fly guy world Our Hero takes off and travels around the world to see what he can see The important part of his bring back was thisWhen the days are numbered everything seems clearer as if the time between preparation and departure possessed a particular magic The endless stretch of time on the other side always struck me as evasive and treacherous But the very limited period between now and then held a liberating peace and uiet This allotment of time was an island And the island became later a measurable moment For a long time this discovery was the only truly unclouded dividend that I took from my travelsI think I was the only person in the USA who watched the film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai but I did and I loved than anything the line Peter Weller speaks as Buckaroo No matter where you go there you are Sj berg clearly gets that and decides to come home to the place where everybody speaks his language No wandering for himhe ll settle down in Sweden near Stockholm on an islandNow there is very little in this world that is better at focusing one s attention on the practical realities of life than living on an island I live on a really big one but part of living here is knowing how and when to get off the island And if one can t what are the options I meditate on these matters always coming back to the realization that island Atlantic Ocean and that s a BIG piece of water and there are storms out there pretty much all the timeIt s said to be the same all over the world in all seven seas Islands are matriarchies of a kind seldom seen on land The men as Iceland s president Vigd s Finnbogad ttir remarked on one occasion when the subject arose the men flee to their own preferred landscape which is the seaInteresting I d never really noticed before that all the world over the word for person who goes out into the water and brings back fish is male in gendered languages and not even the most ardent gender euality advocate has yet proposed an alternative to fisherman There appears to be no need for itSo what does this have to do with flies Got me But it s in Sj berg s book like so much else that isn t instantly obviously contained within the title The Fly Trap And that s why I enjoyed the book so much I dislike summer because summer and I am not a huge fan of outdoorsy life because mosuitoes but I am always up for a stroll with an interesting companion whose passion and joy is shared elouently and elegantly with me allowing me to make a mental shift in my own ever narrowing scope of activity Tomas Transtr mer Nobel Laureate poet blurbed this book in large part I believe because of moments lovely limerant moments like this oneEvery summer there are a number of nights not many but a number when everything is perfect The light the warmth the smells the mist the birdsong the moths Who can sleep Who wants to

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FREE DOWNLOAD ó Flugfällan T seller in its native country The Fly Trap is a meditation on the unexpected beauty of small things and an exploration of the history of entomology itself   What drives the obsessive curiosity of collectors to catalog their finds What is the importance of the hoverfly As confounded by his unusual vocation as anyone Sjöberg reflects on a range of i. Six stars I love this book One of those books that would occasionally get me so excited by its sheer beauty I would have to stop reading for awhile to calm down I just flipped through a few mediocre reviews of it here on goodreads that lamented its meandering and uirkiness But that meandering uirkiness revealed an unexpected path that perfectly looped back on itself

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FREE DOWNLOAD ó Flugfällan Deas the passage of time art lost loves drawing on sources as disparate as DH Lawrence and the fascinating and nearly forgotten naturalist René Edmond Malaise From the wilderness of Kamchatka to the loneliness of the Swedish isle he calls home Sjöberg revels in the wonder of the natural world and leaves behind a trail of memorable images and storie. Insightful gentle and brimful with good humour and uirkiness Granted the memoir of an amateur entomologist living on a remote Swedish island seems infertile ground for a good read But at the time I wanted something where nothing terrible happens so I broke my usual fiction only rule and chose this And part of the book s charm is that it is soothing Sure the entomologist Fredrik Sjoberg cheerfully admits to carrying enough cyanide to kill all 300 people on the island but he only uses it on hoverflies his specialty The geographical reach of the book is small but his observations of the larger world are acute The reader certainly learns about a lot than just hoverflies and entomology thanks to the author s insights into human nature and his impressive knowledge of literature as well as natural history Sjoberg s musings are also often hilarious His dismissive cursory account of someone inuiring about establishing an EU backed horseradish farm on the island to make environmentally benign teargas comes to mind So too does his backstory on Fargo actor Peter Stormare who is Swedish Stormare s early career Sjoberg tells us involved a role in a long running Stockholm production of Curse of the Starving Class in which he peed on stage on cue night after night What a gift Naturally it was only a matter of time before he ended up in Hollywood says the author who was a production hand in the same play with responsibilities including wrangling both a live lamb and a plate of raw kidneys At one point Sjoberg uotes a line from a 1930s account of an expedition that refers to a golden land of indolence and optimism And that is how Sjoberg s island seems through his eyes Sjoberg also describes his beloved island as like a Sunday afternoon and reading this book is a perfect way to spend one

  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Flugfällan
  • Fredrik Sjöberg
  • English
  • 08 May 2019
  • 9781101870150