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In Song 62 the author speaks of 'the long battle light wages against darkness
without end'. The combination light-darkness forms a 'Leitmotif which gives
associations to the sinister law of entropy and also to Gnosticism and
Its adepts worship Light as an ideal, and fire the goddess of their sect is a pure
flame. The girl from Rind was chosen for this role. And the choir bellows like a
great wind when she, the singer, whose own sight is gone, appears before the
And many stood in silence till someone said abruptly 'A light-year is a grave. Our
twenty-year-long journey is sixteen hours of light away across the light-year sea.'
At this we did not laugh. No, nearly all, we wept. 'A light-year is a grave.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BayardUS - LibraryThing
"That was how the solar system closed its vaulted gateway of the purest crystal and severed spaceship Aniara’s company from all the bonds and pledges of the sun. Thus given over to the shock-stiff ... Read full review
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Good introduction to poetry for the science nerd and scifi geek who doesn't 'get' poetry. I still don't get most poetry, but read Aniara again every now and then. Read full review