The poetics of the night sky

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The poetics of the night sky is about the lyric's ability to transcend boundaries and explode the ideas we have about how the world is connected. And about the perspectives, opportunities and challenges that poetry still offers. The book contains twelve studies of modern Nordic poetry from Edith Södergran, Tom Kristensen and Erik Lindegren to Michael Strunge, Tor U lven and Niels Frank. Here the rhythm, imagery, pronunciation, form, genre, mood and attitude of the poetic texts are examined and discussed, and works, authorships and literary historical currents are viewed in new and eye-opening contexts, where chronologies and national divisions are brought up for revision. At the same time, in each of the over 100 readings that the book contains, there is a focus on the unique experience and realization that the individual poetic text provides.