Two poems by Rudolf Nilsen.

Why Nilsen again, you may ask? Well, I bought myself a Nilsen’s poem collection by Stig Holmås from 1975 and I like quite a lot of those poems. Why wouldn’t I translate them then? Here are the poems Møte and Fedreland from the collection På Stengrunn.

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Rudolf Nilsen’s “På stengrunn”.

A poet who lived in the between the wars period, a communist but also a very talented author. Here’s again my translation of one of the Rudolf Nilsen’s poems from “På stengrunn (1925).

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Rudolf Nilsen – a proletarian poet.

A poet of workers and life on the edge of Oslo. Despite his really precocious death, at the age of 28, he left us with three-volume of poems. På stengrunn (On stony ground 1925), På gjensyn (On reunion 1926), and posthumously Hverdagen (Everyday). 

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