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Aniara A Review of Man in Time and Space Adapted from the Swedish by Hugh McDiarmid

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Aniara (Swedish: Aniara : en revy om människan i tid och rum[1]) is a poem of science fiction written by Swedish Nobel laureate Harry Martinson in 1956. It was published on 13 October 1956.[2] The title comes from ancient Greek ἀνιαρός, "sad, despairing", plus special resonances that the sound "a" had for Martinson.[2]

Aniara is an effort to "[mediate] between science and poetry, between the wish to understand and the difficulty to comprehend."[3] Martinson translates scientific imagery into the poem: for example, the "curved space" from Einstein's general theory of relativity is likely an inspiration for Martinson's description of the cosmos as "a bowl of glass." Martinson also said he was influenced by Paul Dirac
Internally book in very good condition. Dust jacket worn around edges & at top & bottom, with a couple of tears on back.

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Author(s):
Harry Martinson
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1963
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
133
Publisher:
Hutchinson
Title:
Aniara A Review of Man in Time and Space Adapted from the Swedish by Hugh McDiarmid

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Aniara (Swedish: Aniara : en revy om människan i tid och rum[1]) is a poem of science fiction written by Swedish Nobel laureate Harry Martinson in 1956. It was published on 13 October 1956.[2] The title comes from ancient Greek ἀνιαρός, "sad, despairing", plus special resonances that the sound "a" had for Martinson.[2]

Aniara is an effort to "[mediate] between science and poetry, between the wish to understand and the difficulty to comprehend."[3] Martinson translates scientific imagery into the poem: for example, the "curved space" from Einstein's general theory of relativity is likely an inspiration for Martinson's description of the cosmos as "a bowl of glass." Martinson also said he was influenced by Paul Dirac
Internally book in very good condition. Dust jacket worn around edges & at top & bottom, with a couple of tears on back.

Author(s):
Harry Martinson
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1963
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
133
Publisher:
Hutchinson
Title:
Aniara A Review of Man in Time and Space Adapted from the Swedish by Hugh McDiarmid

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