The Army of Truth: Selected Poems

Paperback | September 30, 2011

byHenrik WergelandEditorRagnhild GaltungTranslated byAnne Born

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One of Norway’s most celebrated literary figures of the nineteenth century, Henrik Wergeland worked tirelessly for the civil rights of Jews in Norway. He used the words and structure of his poetry to enliven the ideals of truth, freedom, and equality. This translated volume, containing several of Wergeland’s most prominent poems, beautifully encapsulates the compelling force of his message, allowing its enduring influence to benefit a wider contemporary audience.

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One of Norway’s most celebrated literary figures of the nineteenth century, Henrik Wergeland worked tirelessly for the civil rights of Jews in Norway. He used the words and structure of his poetry to enliven the ideals of truth, freedom, and equality. This translated volume, containing several of Wergeland’s most prominent poems, beaut...

Henrik Wergeland (1808–45) was one of the leading figures in Scandinavian Romanticism and ranks as one of Norway’s greatest poets.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.3 inPublished:September 30, 2011Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299185346

ISBN - 13:9780299185343

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Table of Contents

Foreword    Ragnhild Galtung

Introduction    Dagne Groven Myhren

Chronology


The Army of Truth

The Three

Christmas Eve

On the Sick-Bed

Voice in the Wilderness

The Maple and the Pine

Follow the Call

Wanton Weeds

Briar Shoots

The Jewess

The Women at the Churchyard

The Thistledown Gatherer


Translator's Note    Anne Born

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“This timeless poetry has relevance and an important message, not least in our own time.”—Michael Melchior, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel, Chief Rabbi of Norway