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Transfer Fat
By (author): Aase Berg Translated by: Johannes Goransson
9781933254920 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POETRY / European / General Mar 01, 2012
$15.00 CAD
Active 5.25 x 7.13 x 0.31 in | 130 gr 130 pages Coach House Books Ugly Duckling
Aase Berg’s Transfer Fat (Forsla fett), nominated in 2002 for Sweden’s prestigious Augustpriset for the best poetry book, is a haunting amalgamation of languages and elements—of science, of pregnancy, of whales, of the naturally and unnaturally grotesque—that births things unforeseen and intimately alien. Johannes Goransson’s translation captures the seething instability of Berg’s bizarre compound nouns and linguistic contortions. "The super-electron microscopeBerg has used in her research shows the world’s smallest particles—the vibrations of strings (belly buttons, violin strings, super strings)—announcing that matter is music and music is language and language is matter. As in the singularity of a black hole, the reader will find that time and space have become one, and that there are words in all directions."—Daniel Sjolin

Aase Berg is a poet, literary critic and translator. She grew up outside Tensta in Stockholm, where she was born in 1967. Her first book, Hos radjur, was published by Bonnier in 1997, followed by Mork Materia, a book-length science-fiction prose poem, in 2000. Since then, she has published six more books in Swedish. Her essays on literature and culture have appeared in BLM, Göteborgs-Posten, 00tal, and other periodicals. Recently, Berg was awarded the prestigious Aftonbladets Litteratur Pris. Johannes Goransson is the co-editor of Action Books and the online quarterly Action, Yes. In 2005, Action Books published Remainland: Selected Poems of Aase Berg, which he translated from Swedish. Goransson was a guest editor of the Winter 2006 special Swedish issue of the journal Typo, which featured substantial selections of work by major Swedish-language Modernists and contemporary poets. For Ugly Duckling Presse he has translated Ideals Clearance by Henry Parland (2007) and Transfer Fat by Aase Berg (2012).

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