Songs of Something Else: Selected Poems of Gunnar Ekelof

Songs of Something Else: Selected Poems of Gunnar Ekelof


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Translators Leonard Nathan and James Larson present seventy-five poems from Gunnar Ekelof's middle phase (1938-1959), a period that saw the production of his richest and most enduring poetry. With fewer than a third of these poems previously available in English, this volume illuminates the work of a poet acknowledged to be in the first rank not only of Scandinavian poets but of European poets of this century. During the two decades presented here, Ekelof established himself as a central figure in the Swedish lyric, while at the same time the lyric was playing the central role in Swedish literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691614496
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 07/14/2014
Series: Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation , #84
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

  • FrontMatter, pg. i
  • Contents, pg. v
  • Preface, pg. xi
  • A Note on Swedish Pronunciation, pg. xiii
  • Introduction, pg. 1
  • 1938, pg. 23
  • 1941–1951, pg. 35
  • 1955–1959, pg. 111
  • Notes to Poems, pg. 161
  • The Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation, pg. 167

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