Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Parland in Publishers Weekly

Hip by contemporary standards, Henry Parland was a Swedish modernist poet whose short, visionary, often funny poems written between the two world wars are new to American readers. Ideals Clearance (trans. from the Swedish by Johannes Göransson); Ugly Duckling Presse [SPD, dist.], $14 144p ISBN 978-1-933254-22-7) is packed with irresistible lines: “Youth:/ hunger/ or a weariness that/ dances?”


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