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Inger Christensen

IT by Inger Christensen
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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
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  • 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
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