Complete Poems

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9781852241094: Complete Poems

Karin Boye is Sweden's greatest woman poet. Born in 1900, she was a poet of ideas, and wrote a powerful prophetic novel, Kallocain. Her involvement in the radical literary and artistic movement Clarte during the 1920s led to her interest in psychoanalysis, which influenced her literary work as well as her personal development during the latter years of her life. Intellectually and emotionally, she was far ahead of her time, and her controversial writings included the novel crisis, in which she depicted the religious turmoil of her adolescence and her discovery of her own bisexuality.
David McDuff's edition shows Karin Boye moving from youthful idealism to a desperate quest. In the early poems, she is a tense modern spirit aroused to strenuous affirmations of absolute ethical loyalties - but prone also to drift passively back into regions of the subconscious and the unconscious, where mysterious natural forces take possession of the human spirit. Her identification with nature's dark but knowing and fertile instincts becomes more complete in her later work, in which serene nature symbolism is mixed with ominously strained elements.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Swedish

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Aesir And Elves
After Death
All Things You Contain
Anxiety
At The Bottom Of Things
The Avenging Angel Speaks
Awakening
Bare Frost
Be Silent. Have Trust
The Best
Blonde Morning
A Buddhist Fantasy
Burning Candles
The Bygone Days
The Carillon
Cherub
The Child
The Child
Christmas 1939
Clouds
Compelled
The Condemned
Confession
The Corrupter
Crossroads
The Doors
The Doorway
Dream
Dream Vision
Drinking Sacrifice
Dwarf Pine
Early Spring
Elemental Spirits
Eternity
Evening Prayer
Evening Stillness
The Exhortation
The Falling Morning Star
Farewell
The Flower Bitterness
For The Hour Of Great Humiliation
A Form Am I
Fragment Of Alcman
From A Bad Girl
The Gods
Grandfather
The Grass's Song
The Great Multitude
Guiding Principle
Happy He That Has Gods
The Herths
Homeless
How Can I Say
How Can Reliance Live
I Distrust
I Want To Meet
Idea
Idyll
If I Could Follow You
If This Life Is The Only One
In Your Beauty Submerged
The Invisible Things
Invulnerable
Inwards
Knowledge
Learn To Be Silent
Legend
Lilith's Song
Linkoping Cathedral
The Man Without Mercy
Man's Multiplicity
Many Voices Speak
The Maple
Marsh Wanderer
Memory
Morning
Morning Song
The Mouths
My Poor Young Thing
My Skin Is Full Of Butterflies
The Nameless
Never Is The Forest Happy As Now
New Ways
The Night's Deep Violoncello
The Nightjar
Now I Know
Now Is The Time Of Immense Waiting
Nowhere
O A Blade
Odysseus T The Mast
Of Those Who Fell Too Soon
On The Move
Our Eyes Are Our Fate
A Painter's Wish
Prayer To The Sun
Prologue At A School Prizegiving
Pyre
Recovery
Ripe As A Fruit
Samson Sings S He Grasps The Pillars Of The Temple
Save The Children
Saved
The Sea
Sea Prayer
The Seven Deadly Sins: Conclusion
The Seven Deadly Sins: Introduction
The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust
The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride
The Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth
The Shield-maiden
Small Things
Some Hearts Are Treasures
Songs About Fate
Spellbound
Spring Song
The Spring Water
The Spring's Expectancy
The Star
The Stars
The Stars Grow In The Spring
The Stars' Solace
A Stillness Expanded
The Stones
Summer Day
The Swallows
That Hour
They Stole Your Thought From You
The Thorn
Those Dark Angels
Those Quiet Footsteps Behind Me
Thus Are We Driven
Thus Are We Driven
To A Friend
To A Poet
To A Sphinx
To An Unknown Descendant
To Beauty
To Carolina Rediviva
To Sleep
To Someone Who Is Very Young
To The Sea
To The Shadow Of A Reality
To You
Tonight The Heaven Has No Garb
Torkel Tyre
The Tree
The Tree Beneath The Earth
The Trees
The Two Lineages
The Unknown One
Unscathed
Via Media
Victory
Walpurgis Night
The Wanderer
The Wanderer In The Desert
The Water Babies
The Way Home
The Way Is Narrow
We Sleepy Children
We Who Do Not Dare To See
Where The Divining-rod Descends
Wild Apple
Winter Night
Wish
Wish-night
The World Is Dreamt
The World's Heart
Yes, Of Course It Hurts
You
You Are My Purest Consolation
You Are The Resurrection Of My Soul
You Are The Seed
You Shall Thank
Young Wills Whine
Your Voice
Your Warmth
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