The Condition of Secrecy by Inger Christensen

Staff Pick

The celebrated Scandinavian writer, Inger Christensen, is made accessible to English-language readers with this newly translated and beautifully published collection of a selection of her essays (and one brilliant poem): The Condition of Secrecy. The essays span the Cold War and its immediate aftermath (1960s through the 1990s), and in them we find disillusionment regarding the follies of a humankind hell-bent on war and nuclear destruction. But we also find hope embedded in Christensen’s writing and in her attachment to the natural world, which comes across with so much beauty and precision of language it reminds us that humans are still capable of creating light, even in the darkness.



Condition of Secrecy By Inger Christensen, Susanna Nied (Translated by) Cover Image
By Inger Christensen, Susanna Nied (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811228114
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: New Directions - November 27th, 2018