Gunnar Ekelöf





Gunnar Ekelöf


Born
in Stockholm, Sweden
September 15, 1907

Died
March 16, 1968

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Gunnar Ekelöf was a Swedish poet and writer. He was a member of the Swedish Academy from 1958. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate in philosophy by Uppsala University in 1958. He won a number of prizes for his poetry.

Life and Works

Gunnar Ekelöf has been described as Sweden's first surrealist poet; he made his debut with the collection sent på jorden ("late on earth") in 1932, a work (written during an extended stay in Paris in 1929-30) that was too unconventional to become widely appreciated and which the author described as capturing a period of suicidal thoughts and apocalyptic moods.[1] It was, in a sense, an act of literary revolt akin to Edith Södergran's Septemberlyran a dozen years earlier. While not disavowing his debut, Ekelö
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Average rating: 4.13 · 254 ratings · 11 reviews · 42 distinct works · Similar authors
Samlade dikter

4.44 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1971 — 7 editions
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Diwan över Fursten av Emgión

4.19 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1965 — 3 editions
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Färjesång

4.50 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1941
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Non Serviam

4.54 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1945
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Guide to the Underworld

4.58 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1967 — 3 editions
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Dikter, 1965-1968

4.55 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1976 — 2 editions
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Sagan om Fatumeh

3.64 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1966
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A Mölna Elegy

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4.64 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1960 — 3 editions
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Songs of Something Else: Se...

4.63 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1982 — 2 editions
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Promenader och Utflykter

3.82 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1963 — 2 editions
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“Svalor är idioter.”
Gunnar Ekelöf, En självbiografi

“Något av det viktigaste i all konst: att överlåta en anständig del åt läsaren, betraktaren, den medverkande. Det ska finnas en tom plats vid det dukade bordet. Den är hans.”
Gunnar Ekelöf

“Allt jag begär
är att få stå här avvaktande
och att du ger mig ett tecken
inifrån mig, av dig!”
Gunnar Ekelöf

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