100 Danish Poems
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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.