Friday, 12 June 2009

Anne Frank in Iceland

A poetry reading with a difference - Gerður Kristný presents one of her poems in an unusual time/space continuum. Click the arrow to watch.


  1. I don't know whether it's just me, but I only got the introduction and the Icelandic. There was, presumably, an English translation, but the last minute of this recording was blank.

    Nevertheless, Kristný has a clear voice, which is good for a poet. Her train of thought from an annoying junkie neighbour to an 80-year-old Anne Frank is an intriguing one. There was a mock-up picture in one of the dailies recently of what she would have looked like, had she survived till today.

  2. I thought the blank conclusion of the recording was deliberate, but I may be wrong.

  3. It may be a copyright matter. I cannot imagine that one whole minute of silence would have been invented by anyone but John Cage.

  4. Maybe, though with the younger generation these days all things are possible. :-)


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