Harry Martinson


Born
in Jämshög, Blekinge, Sweden
May 06, 1904

Died
February 11, 1978

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Harry Martinson (May 6, 1904 – February 11, 1978) was a Swedish sailor, author and poet. In 1949 he was elected into the Swedish Academy. He was awarded a joint Nobel Prize in Literature in 1974, "for writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos.", together with fellow Swede Eyvind Johnson. The choice was very controversial, as both Martinson and Johnson were members of the academy and had partaken in endorsing themselves as laureates.

He has been called "the great reformer of 20th century Swedish poetry, the most original of the writers called 'proletarian'."

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Vägen till Klockrike

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Kap Farväl!

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Resor utan mål ; Kap Farväl!

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Dikter, 1929-1953

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Views from a Tuft of Grass

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“Försök till räddning genom tankeflykt
och överglidningar från dröm till dröm
blev ofta vår metod.
Med ena benet dränkt i känslosvall
det andra med sitt stöd i känslodöd
vi ofta stod.
Jag frågade mig själv men glömde svara.
Jag drömde mig ett liv men glömde vara.
Jag reste alltet rumt men glömde fara -
ty jag satt fånge här i Aniara.”
Harry Martinson

“Hur svårt att tro på livet efter detta.
Hur rätt att önska livet efter detta.
Det är att visa glädje vid att leva
och lust att till dess skönhet återvända.”
Harry Martinson, Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem

“now we have fathomed what our space-ship is
--a tiny bubble in a glass of God.”
Harry Martinson, Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem

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