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Christensen, Inger 1935-2009

Works: 327 works in 1,007 publications in 11 languages and 4,329 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Fiction  Diary fiction  Experimental fiction  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs  Children's audiobooks  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator, Other, Translator, Editor, Performer, Narrator
Classifications: PT8176.13.H727, 823.0091
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Inger Christensen
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 593 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
Alphabet by Inger Christensen( Book )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 247 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 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It by Inger Christensen( Book )

58 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 239 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
Azorno by Inger Christensen( Book )

33 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 204 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
Sommerfugledalen : et requiem = Butterfly Valley : a requiem by Inger Christensen( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 117 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
The painted room : a tale of Mantua by Inger Christensen( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tre sammenhørende noveller om et værelse, der er dekoreret af maleren Andrea Mantegna i fyrst Gonzagas palads i 1400-tallet
Literary women on the screen : the representation of women in films based on imaginative literature by Inger Christensen( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Geheimniszustand und das "Gedicht vom Tod" : Essays by Inger Christensen( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightingale by DR VokalEnsemblet( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nightingale (Danish: "Nattergalen") is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about an emperor who prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale. Well received upon its publication in Copenhagen in 1843 in New Fairy Tales, the tale is believed to have been inspired by the author's unrequited love for opera singer Jenny Lind, the "Swedish nightingale". The story has been adapted to opera, ballet, musical play, television drama and animated film
Brev i april = Brief im April by Inger Christensen( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das gemalte Zimmer : eine Erzählung aus Mantua by Inger Christensen( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in German and Italian and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfabet : digte by Inger Christensen( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Kasper : Echokammer = Echo chamber by Martin Kasper( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 60 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
Das Schmetterlingstal : ein Requiem ; dänisch und deutsch = Sommerfugledalen by Inger Christensen( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and Danish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digt, som i sonetkransens stramme og krævende form spænder barndommens natur op mod dødens uafvendelighed
Del af labyrinten : essays by Inger Christensen( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samlede digte by Inger Christensen( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in Danish and Norwegian and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graes by Inger Christensen( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in Danish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
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

اینگر کریستنسن شاعر دانمارکی


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