RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 71044750 LA English T1 It A1 Christensen, Inger,, Nied, Susanna., Carson, Anne,, PB New Directions PP New York YR 2006 SN 0811215946 9780811215947 9780811215947 AB "It is the masterwork by Danish poet Inger Christensen, often cited as a Nobel contender and one of Europe's most revered poets. On its publication in 1969, it took Denmark by storm, winning critical praise and becoming a huge popular favorite. Translated into many languages, it won international acclaim and has since become a classic of modern Scandinavian poetry." "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.