North in the World: Selected Poems Rolf Jacobsen

ISBN: 9780226390352

Published: April 18th 2002


352 pages


North in the World: Selected Poems  by  Rolf Jacobsen

North in the World: Selected Poems by Rolf Jacobsen
April 18th 2002 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 352 pages | ISBN: 9780226390352 | 4.25 Mb

North in the World presents 121 poems by Rolf Jacobsen (1907-1994), one of Norways greatest modern poets. Garnering the highest praise of critics, Jacobsen won many of Norways and Swedens most prestigious literary awards, including the Swedish Academys 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 Jacobsens 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 Jacobsens 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 Jacobsens marvelous poetry.

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