Per Olov Enquist

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Per Olov Enquist


Born
in Hjoggböle, Sweden
September 23, 1934

Died
April 25, 2020

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Per Olov Enquist, better known as P. O. Enquist was one of Sweden's internationally best known authors. He has worked as a journalist, playwright, and novelist. In the nineties, he gained international recognition with his novel The Visit of The Royal Physician.

After a degree in History of literature at Uppsala University he worked as a newspaper columnist and TV debate moderator from 1965 to 1976. Because of his work he soon became an influential figure on the Swedish literary scene. From 1970 to 1971 Enquist lived in Berlin on a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service and in 1973 he was a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has been working as an independent writer since 1977.

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The Royal Physician's Visit

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The Book About Blanche and ...

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Nedstörtad ängel

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Ett annat liv

3.94 avg rating — 755 ratings — published 2008 — 25 editions
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Kapten Nemos bibliotek

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The Magnetist's Fifth Winter

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Musikanternas uttåg

3.89 avg rating — 281 ratings — published 1978 — 21 editions
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Lewis resa

3.63 avg rating — 275 ratings — published 2001 — 17 editions
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Liknelseboken: En kärleksroman

3.18 avg rating — 313 ratings — published 2013 — 24 editions
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Three Cave Mountain, Or: Gr...

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“One day we shall die. But all the other days we shall be alive.”
Per Olov Enquist

“Is it the darkness that is light, or the luminous that is dark? A choice must be made. The same is true of history; people choose what to see, what is light and what is darkness.”
Per Olov Enquist, The Royal Physician's Visit

“She stood motionless on the shore, waiting for the dream to continue, for a solution to become visible, but nothing happened. Then she awoke and thought maybe that was how Pierre had died. Like a bird that takes off and ascends and is suddenly gone.

Free, she thought, released. Then she thought:alone.

She stared at the ceiling. No beauty whatsoever, no freedom; she remembered that Pierre was dead and felt ordinary despair and grief pour in through the dawn. The dream dispersed. Suddenly she was unsure.

Maybe the dream wasn't about Pierre but about herself.”
Per Olov Enquist, The Book About Blanche and Marie

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