Letters of Blood and Other Works in English - cover image

Copyright

Robert Archambeau; Elinor Shaffer; Lars-Håkan Svensson; Göran Printz-Påhlson;

Published On

2011-11-30

ISBN

Paperback978-1-906924-56-0
Hardback978-1-906924-57-7
PDF978-1-906924-58-4
HTML978-1-80064-444-1
EPUB978-1-906924-59-1
MOBI978-1-906924-60-7

Language

  • English

Print Length

261 pages (xxxvi + 226)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 14 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.55" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 16 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.63" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback822g (29.00oz)
Hardback1203g (42.43oz)

OCLC Number

939888771

LCCN

2019467809

BIC

  • DCF
  • DSA
  • 1DNS

BISAC

  • POE005030
  • LIT014000

LCC

  • PT9876.26.R5

Keywords

  • Poetry
  • Swedish poetry
  • Swedish literature
  • Sweden
  • The Words of the Tribe
  • modernism
  • Scandinavia
  • Scandinavian literature
  • American poetry
  • primitivism
  • literary theory
  • literary materialism
  • literary criticism
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Letters of Blood and Other Works in English

  • Göran Printz-Påhlson (author)
  • Robert Archambeau (editor)
  • Lars-Håkan Svensson (preface by)
  • Elinor Shaffer (foreword by)
This collection brings together for the first time select works in English by the major Swedish modernist poet and critic Göran Printz-Påhlson. It was Printz-Påhlson who introduced poetic modernism to Scandinavia, and his essays and poems delve deeply into English, American, and continental modernist traditions. As well as Letters of Blood, the collection includes the full text of "The Words of the Tribe", a major statement on modern poetics, in which Printz-Påhlson explores the significance of primitivism in Romanticism and Modernism, and the nature of metaphor and literary materialism. The collection also includes essays on style, irony, realism, and the relationship between historical drama and historical fiction, as well as studies of American poetry. Printz-Påhlson’s poetry in English continues to explore these themes by different, often surprisingly innovative, means.

Reviews

It seems to me that people (like me) know very little about Scandinavian modernism, but this volume of writings by the Swedish poet, translator, and critic Göran Printz-Påhlson may help to improve matters.

Gerald Bruns

"“The Plain Sense of Things”: Göran Printz-Påhlson’s Vernacular Modernism". Notre Dame Review (1082-1864), vol. 35, 2013.

Full Review

Contents

Foreword: Göran Printz-Påhlson, a Life in and beyond Letters

(pp. xv–xx)
  • Elinor Shaffer
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0017.01

Inbetween: Locating Göran Printz-Påhlson

(pp. xxi–xxviii)
  • Robert Archambeau
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0017.02

‘The Overall Wandering of Mirroring Mind’: Some Notes on Göran Printz-Påhlson

(pp. xxix–xxxvi)
  • Lars-Håkan Svensson
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0017.03

The Words of the Tribe: Primitivism, Reductionism, and Materialism in Modern Poetics

(pp. 1–56)
  • Göran Printz-Påhlson
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0017.04

Other Prose

(pp. 57–138)
  • Göran Printz-Påhlson
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0017.05

Letters of Blood: Poems

(pp. 139–218)
  • Göran Printz-Påhlson
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0017.06

Contributors

Göran Printz-Påhlson

(author)

Robert Archambeau

(editor)

Lars-Håkan Svensson

(preface by)
Professor Emeritus of Language and Culture at Linköping University

Elinor Shaffer

(foreword by)
Senior Fellow of the merged Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies at University of London