WorldCat Identities

Nied, Susanna

Works: 7 works in 13 publications in 2 languages and 612 library holdings
Genres: Poetry 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PT8176.13.H727, 839.81174
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susanna Nied
Alphabet by Inger Christensen( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Alphabet, Christensen creates a framework of psalm-like forms that unfold like expanding universes, crystallising into words both the beauty and the potential for destruction that permeate our world and our times."--Jacket
It by Inger Christensen( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is both a collection of poems and a single poetic epic, forming a philosophical and political statement on the nature of language, perception, and reality. The subject matter, though, is down-to-earth: amoebas, stones, and factories; fear, sea urchins, and mental institutions; sand, sexuality, and song. The words and images of it recur in ways reminiscent of Christensen's other works, but here is a younger poetry, wilder, and crackling with energy. The complex use of mathematical structure in it is faithfully captured in Susanna Nied's prize-winning English translation."--Jacket
Butterfly valley : a requiem by Inger Christensen( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Butterfly Valley" is a sonnet cycle which describes the glowing color and beauty of butterflies, and also their fragility and mortality. Memory is uncovered in the poem like the fluttering of their wings. In "Watersteps," the fountains and piazzas of Rome coalesce, brought alive in the imagination by the poem's shifting rhythms, lines, and overall structure. In "Poem on Death" the poet seeking immortality faces the whiteness of the page as the blankness of death: "it feels so odd/ immodest to think/ about death when no one/ you know has died/ it means that each time/ you look at yourself in the mirror/ you look death in the eye/ without crying/ like a clear and fully/ comprehensible answer/ but to questions/ you dare not ask." "Meeting," written in extended sections, describes a "coming together," yet examines our failure to connect and the ability of language to overcome this
Light, grass, and letter in April by Inger Christensen( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light og Grass: To digtsamlinger, som i en stærk og personlig tone fortæller om et menneskes vækkelse, som digter og som elskende
Sommerfugledalen : et requiem = Butterfly Valley : a requiem by Inger Christensen( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Butterfly Valley is a tour de force, exploring the major themes of life, love, death and art. The form is simple yet complex, a sonnet sequence building to a final sonnet of extraordinary power. Life, love, art, all are transient--like the butterfly, yet beautiful, even in their ephemerality. --The Dedalus Press
Zima ; Głosy mężczyzn ; [Już na ulicy...] ; [Jeżeli stoję...] by Inger Christensen( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chain. Translucinación by Pa.) Temple university (Philadelphie( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.65 (from 0.54 for Butterfly ... to 0.99 for Zima ; Gło ...)

Alternative Names
Susanna Nied American writer

English (12)

Polish (1)

ItButterfly valley : a requiemLight, grass, and letter in AprilSommerfugledalen : et requiem = Butterfly Valley : a requiem