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Mozart's Third Brain

Mozart's Third Brain

GÖRAN SONNEVI
TRANSLATION, PREFACE, AND NOTES BY RIKA LESSER
FOREWORD BY ROSANNA WARREN
Copyright Date: 2009
Published by: Yale University Press
Pages: 224
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt5vkxwt
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    Mozart's Third Brain
    Book Description:

    Winner of the 2006 Nordic Council's Literature Prize, Swedish writer Göran Sonnevi is undoubtedly one of the most important poets working today. InMozart's Third Brain, his thirteenth book of verse, he attempts "a commentary on everything" - politics, current events, mathematics, love, ethics, music, philosophy, nature. Through the impeccable skill of award-winning translator Rika Lesser, Sonnevi's long-form poem comes to life in English with the full force of its loose, fractured, and radiating intensity.

    A poetic tour de force that darts about dynamically and imaginatively,Mozart's Third Brainweaves an elaborate web of associations as the poet tries to integrate his private consciousness with the world around him. Through Lesser's translation and preface, and an enlightening foreword by Rosanna Warren, readers of English will finally gain access to this masterpiece.

    eISBN: 978-0-300-15631-7
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. FOREWORD
    (pp. ix-xiv)
    Rosanna Warren

    Göran Sonnevi has composed a massive poem that breaks almost every poetic convention—at least in the context of contemporary poetry in the United States. Hints of such disruptiveness had already appeared in his earlier selection of poems published in this country,A Child Is Not a Knife(1993). That volume, translated and edited by Rika Lesser, included poems from various books ranging from 1975 to 1991, and showed a poet for whom science, art, nature, ethics, politics, and love all connected in the very tissue of each poem. In the preface to that volume, Lesser quoted Göran Tunstrom describing...

  4. THE RETROSPECTIVE MONTAGE, RESUMED
    (pp. xv-xxxvi)
    Rika Lesser
  5. Mozart’s Third Brain

  6. NOTES
    (pp. 181-192)
  7. BIBLIOGRAPHY
    (pp. 193-196)
  8. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    (pp. 197-198)
  9. AUTHOR INFORMATION
    (pp. 199-200)