The Dream We Carry: Selected and Last Poems of Olav Hauge (Norwegian and English Edition)
Super Savings Item! Save 34% on the The Dream We Carry: Selected and Last Poems of Olav Hauge (Norwegian and English Edition) by Copper Canyon Press at Charles Freeland Poetry. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. ''...spare, psalmlike poems....Together, the poems in this beautifully translated selection...provide us with the autobiography of a poet who felt
"...spare, psalmlike poems....Together, the poems in this beautifully translated selection...provide us with the autobiography of a poet who felt most at home during winter, in solitude. Hauge deserves a larger American readership, and this book may summon it." —Publishers Weekly
"(Hauge's) poetry is miniaturist, pictorial, and ruminative; personal in that his experience, cognitive and sensual observations, and intentions are everywhere in it. Yet it isn't at all confessional or self-assertive....He is a man who knows where he is and helps us feel that we can know where we are, too."—Booklist
“If you have a tiny farm, you need to love poetry more than the farm. If you sell apples, you need to love poetry more than the apples.”—Robert Bly, from the introduction
Olav H. Hauge, one of Norway’s most beloved poets, is a major figure of twentieth-century European poetry. This generous bilingual edition—introduced by Robert Bly—includes the best poems from each of Hauge’s seven books, as well as a gathering of his last poems.
Ever sage and plainspoken—and bearing resemblance to Chinese poetry—Hauge’s compact and classically restrained poems are rooted in his training as an orchardist, his deep reading in world literatures, and a lifetime of careful attention to the beauties and rigors of the western fjordland. His spare imagery and unpretentious tone ranges from bleak to unabashedly joyous, an intricate interplay between head and heart and hand.
The rose has been sung about.
I want to sing of the thorns,
and the root—how it grips
the rock hard, hard
as a thin girl’s hand.
During a writing career that spanned nearly fifty years, Olav H. Hauge produced seven books of poetry, numerous translations, and several volumes of correspondence. A largely self-educated man, he earned his living as a farmer, orchardist, and gardener on a small plot in the fjord region of western Norway.
|Manufacturer:||Copper Canyon Press|
|Publisher:||Copper Canyon Press|
|Studio:||Copper Canyon Press|
|Item Weight:||0.45 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.5 x 9.1 x 9.1 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.45 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by Copper Canyon Press, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
By Penguin Classics
ean: 9780143105589, isbn: 0143105582,
When Dr. Stockmann discovers that the water in the small Norwegian town in which he is the resident physician has been contaminated, he does what any responsible citizen would do: reports it to the authorities. But Stockmann's good deed has the poten...
By Brand: White Pine Press
sku: 1005-WS0701-A03010-1877727113, ean: 9781877727115, isbn: 1877727113,
Hans Windelband finds himself, at twenty-six, among the living dead. Somehow, his life has gone terribly astray, but caught in a web of despair, he lacks the strength or desire to try and determine what went wrong—until he opens the morning newspap...
By Penguin Classics
ean: 9780140449020, isbn: 0140449027,
In this sequel to Faust, Mephistopheles takes Faust on a journey through ancient Greek mythology, conjuring for him the insurpassably beautiful Helen of Troy, as well as the classical gods. Faust falls in love with and marries Helen, embodying for Go...
By Brand: Pannebaker Press Ltd.
mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780983181002, isbn: 0983181004,
A Companion to Beowulf is a guide to the ancient epic poem for students and general readers. The reader learns about the famous manuscript and its language, the poem's plot, and the religious and cultural background of the story. One chapter outlines...
By Columbia University Press
ean: 9780231074926, isbn: 0231074921,
Gathers two hundred poems by the twelfth-century Japanese poet, and offers a brief introduction to his life and the traditions of Japanese court poetryISBN13: 9780231074926. Condition: New. Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee...
By ACMRS Publications
ean: 9780866984973, isbn: 0866984976,
By Brand: Everyman's Library
ean: 9780679431329, isbn: 0679431322,
The legends surrounding Oedipus of Thebes and his ill-fated offspring provide the subject matter for Sophocles’ three greatest plays, which together represent Greek drama at the pinnacle of its achievement. Oedipus the King, the most famous of the...
ean: 9780141393681, isbn: 0141393688,
Legends from the Ancient North: Five classics of Norse literature that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien's epic vision in The Hobbit and The Lord of the RingsLegendary fantasy writer J. R. R. Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating, and teac...
By Harvard University Press
ean: 9780674052956, isbn: 0674052951,
Beowulf is one of the finest works of vernacular literature from the European Middle Ages and as such is a fitting title to head the Old English family of texts published in the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library. But this volume offers something uniq...
mpn: black & white illustrations, maps, ean: 9780321107206, isbn: 0321107209,
From Longman's new Cultural Editions Series, Beowulf, edited by Sarah Anderson and translated by Alan Sullivan and Timothy Murphy, includes the complete work and contextual materials on the early medieval age. ...