Carcanet Press Logo
Quote of the Day
Your list has always been interesting, idiosyncratic, imaginative and your translations [...] have been a source of pleasure to me.
Al Alvarez

IT

Inger Christensen

IT by Inger Christensen
RRP: GBP 19.95
Discount: 10%
You Save: GBP 2.00

Price: GBP 17.95
Available Add to basket
This title is available for academic inspection (paperback only).
Paperback
ISBN: 978 1 857549 40 9
Categories: 20th Century, Scandinavian, Translation, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: May 2007
228 x 176 x 18 mm
256 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Spend GBP 15 or more and receive a free Carcanet tote bag. Available internationally while stocks last.
Find out more.
  • Description
  • Author
  • Reviews
  • Audio
  • Inger Christensen's it is a masterpiece of twentieth-century Scandinavian literature; a rare book that on its publication in Denmark in 1969 was both critically acclaimed and instantly popular: some of its lines entered the language, as graffiti and idiom. Translated into many languages, it went on to establish Christensen's international reputation.

    A collection of poems and an epic, it is a philosophical and political exploration of the nature of language, perception and reality. In sea urchins and stones, factories and hospitals, sexuality and song, Christensen finds the interplay of the unique and the whole, human beings and nature. Susanna Nied's prize-winning translation captures both the intricate mathematical structure and the fierce energies of Christensen's writing.
    Born in 1935 in the town of Vejle, on the eastern, Jutland coast of Denmark, Inger Christensen is considered the foremost poetic experimentalist of her generation. She has won wide acclaim in her native Denmark and other European countries for her fiction, drama, essays and children's books. She is best known, ... read more
    'Christensen manages to make wit, passion and questioning and astonishing design serve each other's ends as one, and she does it in a way that is utterly her own, unprecedented and a revelation.'
    W.S. Merwin
Share this...
The Carcanet Blog #Carcanet50: An Ode to Wales read more PN Review 251: Editorial read more Journeys: Mina Gorji read more Writing Forgetting: Gabriel Josipovici read more James Womack on Manuel Vilas read more Carcanet Staff Winter Picks 2019 read more
Arts Council Logo
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2020 Carcanet Press Ltd