Nicholas Lawrence

Nicholas Lawrence

About Nicholas Lawrence

Nicholas Lawrence is a postgraduate philosophy student living in Stockholm. His original fiction has been published by Tincture Journal, Potluck Magazine, Reality Hands, Crab Fat Magazine, Flee Immediately!, theEEEL. His translations have been featured by Brooklyn Rail's InTranslation and make sporadic appearances on the Monday Art Project.

Two Translated Edith Södergran Poems

Edith Södergran (1892-1923) is one of the greats of Swedish-language modernist literature. She died at the age of thirty-one, before her genius had the chance to be truly appreciated. Diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1909, her eventual death in 1923 was anticipated for the entirety of her short adult life. It is largely due to this consumptive fate, along with the loss of her large fortune during the October Revolution of 1917 (and, in part, her gender) that Södergran is often unfairly remembered as meek victim, isolated from the world, suffering and alone.

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