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North in the World: Selected Poems of Rolf Jacobsen, A Bilingual Edition

Jacobsen, Rolf

Editore: University of Chicago Press, 2002
ISBN 10: 0226390357 / ISBN 13: 9780226390352
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Titolo: North in the World: Selected Poems of Rolf ...

Casa editrice: University of Chicago Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2002

Legatura: Hardcover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Acknowledgments Introduction Rain Marshes The Clouds Travel Afternoon Plate Glass Metaphysics of the City Industrial District Railroad Country The Northern Lights Rubber Europe Heredity and Environment Vibrating Telephone Poles Gaslight Coke Cobalt Sunflower Express Train My Tree Day and Night In the Varald Forest Pavane Landscape with Steam Shovels The Age of the Great Symphonies The Lonely Balcony The Archaeologist Timber Guardian Angel The Old Ladies Old Age The Inverted Summer Midsummer Night's Light Turnip Crop Meadowsweet Mournful Towers Stave Churches Hand and Mouth The Moon and the Apple Tree Old Men's Graves Nightbird A Second Sun Green Light The Foundryman of Waterfalls Mirror Lakes Where Do the Streets Go? In Countries Where the Light Has Another Color The Sculptor In the Hall of Gobelin Tapestries Letter to the Light In January Night Window Blind Song Now the River Is Carrying Off Its Lights The Memory of Horses Small Lights at Sea Old Clocks The Silence in Trees Glass Soldiers The Towers in Bologna The Catacombs of San Callisto Slowly - The Silence Afterwards The Dark of Night Thoughts upon Listening In on a Radio Telescope Unthinking - Avignon, Vaucluse Waiting Time Hush - Peasant Norway Some Girlchild - Signs of Winter End of the Road To Iris Green Man Knives Knives Angelus Briefing Epilogue: For an etching: "Aurora," Skylab A Glass House Antenna-forest Avaldsnes Old Cities in Auvergne Needles, Thread and Yarn Hallingskeid Blind Words Sand Without a Sound In Raspberry Season From Above, from Below and from the Side The History of Stone We Who Live near the Railway Fasten Your Seat Belts - The Images The Media Poem Come On - Look Up (N.B. N.B.) In Every Forest You Bird - To You On Falling Asleep in a Field Beyond Grorud - Hundvako Mountain Rule More Mountains The Bells from Assisi "Silvery Moon" The Inland Line [Part Way] Trees in Autumn Thoughts at Lake Sjodal Suddenly. In December Room 301 Barbed-wire Winter The Sewing Machine Did I Know You? It Was Here - Fireflies A Poem on the River Glama Notes Index of Titles Index of First Lines. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_0226390357

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Riassunto: North in the World presents 121 poems by Rolf Jacobsen (1907-1994), one of Norway's greatest modern poets. Garnering the highest praise of critics, Jacobsen won many of Norway's and Sweden's most prestigious literary awards, including the Swedish Academy's Dobloug Prize and the Grand Nordic Prize, also known as the "Little Nobel." But he also has earned a wide popular audience, because ordinary readers can understand and enjoy the way he explores the complex counterpoint of nature and technology, progress and self-destruction, daily life and cosmic wonder.

Drawing from all twelve of his books, and including one poem collected posthumously, North in the World offers award-winning English translations of Jacobsen's poems, accompanied by the original Norwegian texts. The translator, the American poet Roger Greenwald, worked with Jacobsen himself to correct errors that had crept into the Norwegian texts over the years. An in-depth introduction by Greenwald highlights the main features of Jacobsen's poetry, and extensive endnotes, as well as indexes to titles and first lines in both languages, enhance the usefulness of the book for general readers and scholars alike. The result is the definitive bilingual edition of Jacobsen's marvelous poetry.

L'autore: Rolf Jacobsen (1907 1994) published twelve books of poetry and six collections; his work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Language and Literature and was awarded the Norwegian Critics' Prize (1960), the Aschehoug Prize (1986), the Dobloug Prize (1968), and the Grand Nordic Prize (1989).

Roger Greenwald is the author of one book of poems, Connecting Flight, and the translator of several works from Scandinavian languages, including The Silence Afterwards: Selected Poems of Rolf Jacobsen; Through Naked Branches: Selected Poems of Tarjei Vesaas; and A Story about Mr. Silberstein, by Erland Josephson. He is the recipient of the CBC Radio/ Saturday Night Literary Award for poetry, as well as of numerous translation prizes

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