Poetry. Translated from the Swedish and the German by Samuel Charters. Edith Södergran is a wonder, and WE WOMEN brings together poetry that spans her lifetime—a lifetime of sickness and solitude where she sang and communed with nature. Containing juvenilia, as well as aphorisms written late in her short life, this collection reveals Södergran's many influences—French Symbolism, German Expressionism and Russian Futurism—distilled into a personal lyricism all her own and brought into focus by Samuel Charters' sensitive, acutely aware translations.
Edith Irene Södergran (4 April 1892–24 June 1923) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish poet. She was one of the first modernists within Swedish-language literature and her influences came from French Symbolism, German expressionism and Russian futurism. At the age of 24 she released her first collection of poetry entitled Dikter (Poems). Södergran died at the age of 31, having contracted tuberculosis as a teenager, and did not live to experience the world wide appreciation of her poetry. Author City: STOCKHOLM SWE