At the age of twenty, Hannes Hafstein emerged as a new force in Icelandic poetry, his work driven by an energy, realism and bluntness that invigorated traditional poetic expression. The poems selected for this dual-language book reveal the variety of his emotional and spirited responses to the forces of nature, the relations between the sexes, and Icelandic society at a pivotal point in its history.
Author Hannes Hafstein, editor Birna Bjarnadóttir, transl. Ástráður Eysteinsson & Julian Meldon D'Arcy
Publisher The University of Iceland Press, 2022
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