An interview with Johannes Görannson





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Published on May 23, 2012

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Center Director Peter Connor interviews translator-poet Johannes Görannson on a recent visit to Barnard College. Görannson discusses the Swedish poetic tradition, the work of Tomas Transtromer and Aase Berg, and the translation process, among other topics:

On Tomas Transtromer and the Swedish tradition, French influences: 00:00-04:36
On Aase Berg: 04:37-08:44
On the translation process and Görannson's own poetry: 08:45-10:59
On Swedish-English bilingualism and biculturalism — effect on Görannson's poetry: 11:00-14:26
"Seduction by poetry": 14:27-15:04
*Pilot: Johann the Carousel Horse*: 15:05-17:35
Readings from *Pilot*: 17:36-19:05
On violence in the work of Görannson and Berg — influence of Artaud: 19:06-21:00
*Deformation Zone*: 21:01-24:14
On violence and art, 24:15-25:20
On the politicization of Swedish poetry, 25:21-28:18
Myths or "fantasies" of Swedish culture, 28:18-34:06
Finnish-Swedish writers, 34:07-36:25
Henry Parland, 36:27-37:53
"Impossibility of equivalence" and "excess linguistic energy" in translation: 37:54-43:57

with the support of the Mellon Foundation

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