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Christensen, Inger 1935-2009

Overview
Works: 316 works in 777 publications in 8 languages and 3,677 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Musical settings  Diary fiction  Experimental fiction  Film adaptations  Manuscripts 
Roles: Creator, Contributor, Translator, Other, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PT8176.13.H727, 823.0091
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Inger Christensen
Publications by Inger Christensen
Publications by Inger Christensen, published posthumously.
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 )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 586 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
Azorno by Inger Christensen( Book )
25 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 185 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."--BOOK JACKET
Alphabet by Inger Christensen( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 165 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."--BOOK JACKET
It by Inger Christensen( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 138 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."--BOOK JACKET
Sommerfugledalen by Svend Nielsen( file )
4 editions published in 2007 in Danish and held by 133 libraries worldwide
The painted room : a tale of Mantua by Inger Christensen( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 112 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 )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Alfabet : digte by Inger Christensen( Book )
31 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Gedichtenbundel van de Deense dichteres (1935- )
Det by Inger Christensen( Book )
35 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Nightingale by DR VokalEnsemblet( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 70 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 59 libraries worldwide
Brev i april = Brief im April by Inger Christensen( Book )
22 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 56 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 55 libraries worldwide
Det malede værelse : en fortælling fra Mantua by Inger Christensen( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in Danish and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Graes by Inger Christensen( Book )
14 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in Danish and German and held by 45 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 44 libraries worldwide
Lys by Inger Christensen( Book )
13 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Der Geheimniszustand und das "Gedicht vom Tod" : Essays by Inger Christensen( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in German and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Del af labyrinten : essays by Inger Christensen( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Das Schmetterlingstal : ein Requiem ; dänisch und deutsch = Sommerfugledalen by Inger Christensen( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and Danish and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Digt, som i sonetkransens stramme og krævende form spænder barndommens natur op mod dødens uafvendelighed
 
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Alternative Names
Kristensena, Ingera 1935-2009
Languages
Danish (151)
German (57)
English (57)
French (3)
Swedish (3)
Norwegian (3)
Dutch (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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