One of Scandinavia’s most honored poets.

Publisher’s Weekly

Alphabet

Poetry by Inger Christensen

Translated by Susanna Nied

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Paperback (published May 1, 2001)

ISBN
9780811214773
Price US
12.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
80

Ebook (published May 1, 2001)

ISBN
9780811223683
Price US
13.95

Inger Christensen

20th century poet, author, and playwright

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One of Scandinavia’s most honored poets.

Publisher’s Weekly

Famous in Europe. unknown here. lnger Christensen is a formalist who makes her own rules, then turns the game around with another rule, Her alphabet, a poet’s encyclopedia of natural history and its destroyers, is sung at the speed of a May Day dance in a topsy-turvy take on Old Norse alliteration that has been exuberantly reinvented by the translator Susanna Nied.

—Eliot Weinberger