A Child Is Not a Knife: Selected Poems of Goran Sonnevi

A Child Is Not a Knife: Selected Poems of Goran Sonnevi

by Goran Sonnevi
     
 

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"Göran Sonnevi's presence in Swedish poetry of this century is a powerful one. He holds to creatures such as birds and worms and to the patterns of politics with the same passion. He won't turn his eyes away from the delights of sensual married life or the horror of capitalism. At his best, he is a sensuous, ethical poet, a surprising union. Rika Lesser's

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"Göran Sonnevi's presence in Swedish poetry of this century is a powerful one. He holds to creatures such as birds and worms and to the patterns of politics with the same passion. He won't turn his eyes away from the delights of sensual married life or the horror of capitalism. At his best, he is a sensuous, ethical poet, a surprising union. Rika Lesser's translations are skillful and true."—Robert Bly

"Through the power of Rika Lesser's brilliant translations, Göran Sonnevi's poetry is shown to be what it is: the work of one of the world's major poets."—Lawrence Joseph

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Winner of the 1993 Translation Prize, American-Scandinavian Foundation

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ISBN-13:
9780691015439
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/22/1993
Series:
Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation Series
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.52(d)

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