Hjalmar Söderberg





Hjalmar Söderberg

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born
in Stockholm, Sweden
July 02, 1869

died
October 14, 1941

gender
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Hjalmar Emil Fredrik Söderberg was a Swedish novelist, playwright, poet and journalist. His works often deal with melancholy and lovelorn characters, and offer a rich portrayal of contemporary Stockholm through the eyes of the flaneur. Söderberg is greatly appreciated in his native country, and is sometimes considered to be the equal of August Strindberg, Sweden's national author.


Average rating: 3.89 · 4,136 ratings · 200 reviews · 29 distinct works · Similar authors
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Den allvarsamma leken
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 933 ratings — published 1912 — 28 editions
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Martin Bircks ungdom
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 274 ratings — published 1901 — 11 editions
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Förvillelser
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 1895 — 11 editions
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Historietter
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 1898 — 9 editions
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Pälsen
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2012
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Med strömmen
3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1908 — 2 editions
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Gertrud
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1906 — 2 editions
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Förvillelser ; Preludier ; ...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
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Gertrud : skådespel i tre a...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1906
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More books by Hjalmar Söderberg…
“We know so little about one another. We embrace a shadow and love a dream.”
Hjalmar Söderberg, Doctor Glas

“People want to be loved; failing that admired; failing that feared; failing that hated and despised. They want to evoke some sort of sentiment. The soul shudders before oblivion and seeks connection at any price.”
Hjalmar Söderberg, Doctor Glas

“Man vill bli älskad, i brist därpå beundrad, i brist därpå fruktad, i brist därpå avskydd och föraktad. Man vill ingiva människorna något slags känsla. Själen ryser för tomrummet och vill kontakt till vad pris som helst.”
Hjalmar Söderberg

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