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Frans G. Bengtsson -- poet, novelist, essayist, and historian, with a taste for "the kind of history which provides the stuff of poetry and food for the imagination" -- started his literary career in 1923 with a collection of poems, and has now, at the age of 55, published nine books. His writing is distinguished by his wide reading (which shows a marked preference for Eng ...more
Hardcover, 291 pages
Published 1951 by The American-Scandinavian Foundation
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Frans G. Bengtsson (1894–1954) was born and raised in the southern Swedish province of Skåne, the son of an estate manager. His early writings, including a doctoral thesis on Geoffrey Chaucer and two volumes of poetry written in what were considered antiquated verse forms, revealed a career-long interest in historical literary modes and themes. Bengtsson was a prolific translator (of Paradise Lost ...more
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