Poetry / Scandinavian Studies / Jewish Studies


The Army of Truth
Selected Poems: In the historic fight to obtain equal rights for Jews in nineteenth-century Norway
Henrik Wergeland
Edited by Ragnhild Galtung; Translated by Anne Born, G.M. Gathorne-Hardy, and I. Grndahl
INTRODUCTION BY DAGNE GROVEN MYHREN



"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


"Wergeland's life and works were dedicated to the concepts of love and freedom. He never tired of helping those who were suffering and oppressed. This English translation of Wergeland's poems on the plight of the Jews will make his struggle known to a broader readership and give the rest of the world access to some of the greatest poems in Norwegian and Scandinavian literature."—Vigdis Ystad, professor of Scandinavian literature, University of Oslo

Henrik Wergeland (1808–1845) was one of the main figures in Scandinavian Romanticism and ranks as one of Norway's greatest poets.

Copublished with Thanks to Scandinavia, www.ThanksToScandinavia.org an educational an nonprofit organization


May 2003
126 pp.      5 b/w illus.     6 x 9
ISBN 0-299-18530-3   Cloth $16.95s



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