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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Fjord Pr
Publication date June 1, 1991
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780940242623
ISBN-10 0940242621
Availability§ Publisher Out of Business
Original list price $21.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Inger Christensen is one of Denmark's best-known poets. Her poetry reflects a complex philosophical background, yet it has enjoyed wide public popularity. Many of her poems have a visionary quality, yet she is a paradoxically down-to-earth visionary, focusing on the simple stuff of everyday life and in it discovering the metaphysical, as if by chance.In alphabet, Christensen creates a framework of psalm-like forms that unfold like expanding universes, crystallizing into words both the beauty and the potential for destruction that permeate our world and our times. In this collection, she has created a system by combining the alphabet with Fibonnaci's numeric sequence, in which each number is equal to the sum of the two preceding numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, etc. alphabet is about the relationship between people and nature and, like it, is itself a form of creation. With the word exist as the pivot, the poems move -- from the first wondering confirmation, apricot trees exist -- out into the world to life and death, the planet and calamity.

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Hardcover
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from Fjord Pr (June 1, 1991)
9780940242623 | details & prices | List price $21.95
About: Inger Christensen is one of Denmark's best-known poets.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780811214773 Book cover for 9781852243104
 
With Susanna Nied | from New Directions (May 1, 2001)
9780811214773 | details & prices | 77 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $13.95
About: The author presents a poetic version of the alphabet that is based structurally on Fibonacci's mathematical sequence in which every number is the sum of the two previous numbers.
With Susanna Nied (other contributor) | from Bloodaxe Books Ltd (December 1, 2000)
9781852243104 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $16.95
from Fjord Pr (June 1, 1991)
9780940242616 | details & prices | List price $10.95

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