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Author: Inger Christensen; Susanna Nied; Anne Carson
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2006.
Series: New Directions paperbook, 1052
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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."
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Inger Christensen; Susanna Nied; Anne Carson
ISBN: 0811215946 9780811215947 9780811215947
OCLC Number: 71044750
Notes: "A New Directions paperbook original, NDP1052"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: xv, 237 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, 1052
Other Titles: Det.
Responsibility: Inger Christensen ; translation by Susanna Nied ; with an introduction by Anne Carson.
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"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.

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