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- DescriptionOne of the men is a writer named Sampel, the other is the main character of his vel, Azor. All the women are pregnant by Sampel, but which of them is really the narrator? Has someone been killed? Is someone insane? Is the whole story part of Sampel's book, or Inger Christensen's? Reminiscent of the works of Georges Perec and Alain Robbe-Grillet, Azor illuminates the prevailing theme throughout Inger Christensen's great body of poetry and fiction: the interplay of perception, language, and reality. As Anne Carson said, Like Hesiod, Inger Christensen wants to give us an account of what is-of everything that is and how it is and what we are in the midst of. Ending with the struggle between two merged characters, Azor simultaneously satisfies and unsettles, leaving us with a view of reality unlike any other.
- Author BiographyInger Christensen (1935- 2009), whose work is a cornerstone of modern Scandinavian poetry, was the recipient of many international awards, among them the Nordic Authors' Prize, bestowed by the Swedish Academy and known as the Little Nobel. Her books include the masterpiece it; alphabet; Butterfly Valley; and Light, Grass, and Letter in April.
- Author(s)Inger Christensen
- PublisherNew Directions Publishing Corporation
- Date of Publication21/08/2009
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew Directions Publishing Corporation
- Weight130 g
- Width134 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Translated byDenise Newman
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