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Christensen, Inger 1935-2009

Works: 235 works in 893 publications in 11 languages and 3,824 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Fiction  Poetry  Diary fiction  Experimental fiction  Film adaptations  Songs  Scores  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Creator, Translator, Editor, Performer, Honoree, Composer
Classifications: PT8176.13.H727, 839.81174
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Alphabet by Inger Christensen( Book )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 284 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
Sommerfugledalen by Svend Nielsen( )

5 editions published in 2007 in Danish and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Azorno by Inger Christensen( Book )

33 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A kind of logic puzzle or house of mirrors, Azorno concerns five women, and then two men: Sampel, a writer, and Azorno, the main character of his novel. All the women are pregnant by Sampel, but which of them is really the narrator of this novel we're reading? Has someone been killed? Is someone insane? Is the whole story part of Sampel's book - or of Inger Christensen's?" "Reminiscent of the brilliant style and haunting mystery of Samuel Beckett's works, Azorno illuminates the prevailing theme of Inger Christensen's great body of poetry and fiction: the interplay of perception, language, and reality. As Christensen herself wrote: "I have attempted to tell about a world that does not exist in order to make it exist." Ending with the struggle between two merged characters, Azorno simultaneously satisfies and unsettles, leaving us with a view of reality unlike any other."--Jacket
It by Inger Christensen( Book )

26 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 204 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
The painted room : a tale of Mantua by Inger Christensen( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tre sammenhørende noveller om et værelse, der er dekoreret af maleren Andrea Mantegna i fyrst Gonzagas palads i 1400-tallet
Der Geheimniszustand und das "Gedicht vom Tod" : Essays by Inger Christensen( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Christensen] formulates with increasing clarity the basis of her approach to writing, and provides insights into how she composed specific poetry volumes. Some essays are autobiographical (with memories of Christensen's school years during the Nazi occupation of Denmark), and others are political, touching on the Cold War and Chernobyl. The Condition of Secrecy also covers the Ars Poetica of Lu Chi (261-303 CE); William Blake and Isaac Newton; and such topics as randomness as a universal force and the role of the writer as an agent of social change"--Publisher's description
Literary women on the screen : the representation of women in films based on imaginative literature by Inger Christensen( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lied für Sopran und Klavier by Isabel Mundry( )

12 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightingale by DR VokalEnsemblet( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brev i april = Brief im April by Inger Christensen( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graes by Inger Christensen( Book )

23 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Det malede værelse : en fortælling fra Mantua by Inger Christensen( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

108 s., ill. Overs.: Svein Jarvoll. Orig tit.: Det malte værelse. (Litterær palimpest; 1) ISBN 82-530-1780-4 Anrea Mantegna (1431-1506) var en maler og kobberstikker. I 1495 ble han kalt til Lodovico Gonzagas hoff i Mantova hvor han smykket Camera degli Sposi. Denne historiske romanen bygger bl.a. på hans liv, men sett gjennom andres øyne
Martin Kasper : Echokammer = Echo chamber by Martin Kasper( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Kasper (*1962 in Schramberg) transforms the architectural spaces of his tempera paintings into soulfully sensitive arenas: he creates places of emptiness, spaces free of thought, moments of relaxed calm, and atmospheres with unconventional auras. New, full-length portraits in which those depicted seem to float in front of the space are impressive extensions of the architectural pictures. The historical sculpture studios at the Künstlerkolonie Museum on the Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt inspired Kasper to create a painting/installation that unites images of people and the architecture in a mutual echo, while at the same time dovetailing the real with the imaginary art space. This volume photographically documents the exhibition in situ and thus offers vivid insight into the artist's body of work, whose mysterious interior worlds are further echoed in literary texts by writers such as Inger Christensen and W.G. Sebald
Alfabet : digte by Inger Christensen( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommerfugledalen : et requiem = Butterfly Valley : a requiem by Inger Christensen( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and Danish and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aria : for soprano, flute, percussion, harp, and cello by Hans Abrahamsen( )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in Danish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Schmetterlingstal ein Requiem ; dänisch und deutsch = Sommerfugledalen by Inger Christensen( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and Danish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digt, som i sonetkransens stramme og krævende form spænder barndommens natur op mod dødens uafvendelighed
Lys by Inger Christensen( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of metafiction : a critical study of selected novels by Sterne, Nabokov, Barth, and Beckett by Inger Christensen( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 20th century literature, a kind of fiction has come much to the fore where the narrator discusses his own craft and frequently addresses the reader. However, Laurence Sterneʼs Tristram Shandy may serve as a striking example of the fact that metafiction is no modern phenomenon. Metafiction has been criticized for solipsism and regarded as a final proof of ʼthe novel no longer novelʼ. Discussing works of three contemporary novelists, Nobokov, Barth and Beckett, and Sterneʼs eighteenth century novel, the author argues that with their tricks, parodies and humour (humor) the metafictionists are concerned with a central human problem: communication. Should literature entertain, come up with ideas about the meaning of existence or give the reader a purely aesthetic experience? The four novelists examined in this study give different and rather exciting answers to these questions and to the problem of bringing their intentions across to the reader. Book cover
Del af labyrinten : essays by Inger Christensen( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Christensen, Inger, 1935-

Christensen Ingera

Inger Christensen dänische Schriftstellerin

Inger Christensen dansk poet

Inger Christensen Deens auteur

Inger Christensen poet, novelist, essayist, editor

Inger Christensen poetessa, scrittrice e saggista danese

Inger Christensen poetka i pisarka duńska

Kristensena, Ingera 1935-2009

Кристенсен, Ингер

Кристенсен, Ингер датская писательница

אינגר כריסטנסן

إنجر كريستنسن مؤلفة دنماركية وشاعرة وكاتبة مقال

اینقر کریستنسن

اینگر کریستنسن شاعر دانمارکی