Singing the North: The Life and Work of Edith Södergran

Lecture | December 5 | 3-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Stina Katchadourian

 Institute of European Studies

The life of Edith Södergran (1892 - 1923), born to Finland Swedish parents in St. Petersburg, begins in pre-revolutionary Russia and ends, a short and dramatic thirty-one years later, in Independent Finland. Practically unknown at the time of her death, Södergran now has been translated into some forty languages and is considered one of the foremost poetic voices of the Nordic countries. In her talk, prize-winning translator Stina Katchadourian will talk about her poignant life and work.
Stina Katchadourian is a Finland-born author, journalist and translator living at Stanford. Her work on Edith Södergran includes four editions of translations, many articles, and a one-woman play. The latest edition, entitled Love, Solitude, and the Face of Death, was published by Fithian Press in 2017.

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