100 Danish Poems



    100 Danish Poems

    From the Medieval Period to the Present Day

    Thomas Bredsdorff; Anne-Marie Mai

    Washington University Press 2011

    Hardback 368pp

    9780295991504   Product Code: 23967

    Denmark's long, rich tradition of lyric poetry is little known in the English-speaking world - a situation this anthology will help to redress. Arranged in chronological order, it showcases the vigour and variety of Danish verse, from anonymous medieval balladeers through 17th-century devotional writers like Leonora Christina Ulfeldt to modern poets such as Pia Juul. The 100 Danish texts are printed opposite John Irons's crisp English translations, while a substantial introduction places the works in their historical and literary context.

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