Trivial Everyday Things: Selected Poems

byJ?rgen LethTranslated byMartin Aitken

October 31, 2011|
Trivial Everyday Things: Selected Poems by J?rgen Leth
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J¯RGEN LETH is one of Denmark's foremost modern poets and a leading international filmmaker. Poems and films: two sides of his extensive ouevre, intricately interwoven. Films like The Perfect Human, playfully revived by Leth and enfant terrible countryman Lars von Trier in the irresistible The Five Obstructions. Films like Leth's latest (of forty-three), Erotic Man, recently premiered to rave reviews and walk-outs at the Toronto Film Festival. Watch the poem. Read the film. Leth was doing intertextuality almost before they called it anything. Trivial Everyday Things is a collection of Leth's poems spanning some forty years, selected and translated with exquisite restraint by Martin Aitken. It is, astonishingly, the first book-length collection of Leth's poetry to appear in English.
J¯RGEN LETH (born 1937) is a poet, filmmaker and journalist. He has published some 25 books, including 10 collections of poetry, most recently two bestselling volumes of memoirs under the title Det uperfekte menneske [The Imperfect Human]. As a filmmaker he is widely acknowledged as one of Europe's leading avant-garde documentarists. H...
Title:Trivial Everyday Things: Selected PoemsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:158 pages, 9.1 X 6.1 X 0.2 inShipping dimensions:158 pages, 9.1 X 6.1 X 0.2 inPublished:October 31, 2011Publisher:Book*hug PressLanguage:English

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