Elegies: And Other Poems

Lars Gustafsson (Author) Christopher Middleton (Translator)
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Lars Gustafsson is one of Sweden's leading and most prolific men of letters; a poet, philosopher, and fiction writer with dozens of books to his credit since his literary debut, at the age of twenty, in 1956. Although known in the English-speaking world primarily for his novels, Gustafsson is nevertheless one of the most frequently translated of contemporary Swedish poets. Elegies and Other Poems is a companion volume to The Stillness of the World before Bach (New Directions, 1988). As in that earlier volume, editor Christopher Middleton has made his selection from several of the poet's books and included his own translations as well as those of others, Yvonne Sandstroem, Bill Brookshire, and Philip Martin. Readers of Gustafsson's fiction will recognize in his verse the elegant mix of intellect and sheer play, the ruminations of a mind that apprehends humanity in the riddles of the universe.

Product Details

Price
$13.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
June 17, 2000
Pages
74
Dimensions
5.21 X 0.23 X 7.93 inches | 0.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811214414
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About the Author

Lars Gustafsson is one of Sweden's leading and most prolific poets.

Christopher Middleton was a British poet, professor, and translator who specialized in Germanic languages and literature.