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Christensen, Inger 1935-2009

Works: 301 works in 862 publications in 9 languages and 4,025 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, Editor, Translator, Performer, zxx, 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 )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 596 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 )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 220 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 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It by Inger Christensen( Book )

29 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 206 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 )

29 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 201 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
Butterfly valley : a requiem by Inger Christensen( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 111 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
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
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

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

33 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 79 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

Though the emperor banishes the nightingale in preference for a jeweled mechanical imitation, the little bird remains faithful and returns years later when the emperor is near death and no one else can help him
Graes by Inger Christensen( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in German and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfabet : digte by Inger Christensen( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lys by Inger Christensen( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 56 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
Det malede værelse : en fortælling fra Mantua by Inger Christensen( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in Danish and Norwegian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadow of the dome : organicism and romantic poetry by Inger Christensen( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Norwegian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samlede digte by Inger Christensen( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in Danish and Norwegian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Del af labyrinten : essays by Inger Christensen( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 37 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

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