Poetry. Translated from the Swedish by Johannes Göransson. REMAINLAND showcases poetry from four volumes by Aase Berg, one of Sweden's most celebrated and subversive young writers. From the wrecked fairy-tale-scape of WITH DEER to the pregnancy allegory Transfer Fat, from the sci-fi naturalism of Dark Matter to the catastrophic oasis of Uppland, Berg works language into miniature grotesques which invert the truisms of contemporary society. Her compulsive inventiveness provides an excoriating challenge to all cultures of complacency. "Let yourself be troubled by this terrific poetry—this is a place of weird music and visceral delight"—Lisa Jarnot.
translator Johannes Göransson interviewed by SJ Fowler @ 3:AM Magazine
Aase Berg is the author of seven books of poetry, two books of criticism, a YA novel and, most recently, the novel Haggan. These include TSUNAMI FROM SOLARIS: ESSAYS ON POETRY (Action Books, 2019), HACKERS (Black Ocean, 2017), DARK MATTER (Black Ocean, 2013), TRANSFER FAT (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), WITH DEER (Black Ocean, 2009), and REMAINLAND: SELECTED POEMS OF AASE BERG (Action Books, 2005). In 2011, she was awarded Dagens Nyheter's Lagercrantzen for her criticism. In 2012 she was awarded Aftonbladet's literary award for her poetry. Her work has been translated into numerous languages. Five books of her poetry have been translated into English.Author City: Stockholm SWE